The Buckman Foundation is one of over 30 local school foundations operating under the umbrella of the nonprofit Portland Public Schools Foundation. Visit www.allhandsraised.org for more information on the work of the Portland Public Schools Foundation. Money raised through the Buckman Foundation is the only way we are able to fill the gap between funds provided for staffing by Portland Public Schools and funds needed to maintain our desired staffing model.
For more information about the Buckman Foundation or to inquire about joining the Buckman Foundation Board, e-mail foundation at buckmanelementary dot org.
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Buckman receives no additional support for our arts specialist program staff beyond Portland Public Schools basic financial support for instruction. While the Buckman community has always prioritized district funding to underwrite our arts specialists, Buckman Foundation support has been essential to fill the substantial gaps in funding for our entire staff.
- Buckman Foundation donations last year were critical to helping retain our outstanding arts-integrated programs this year.
- Funding from the Buckman Foundation is critical in order to retain a similar staffing model next year.
- Donations are tax deductible. The Buckman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Buckman Foundation’s Tax ID# is 93-1149789.