The Laurelhurst School Foundation is an organization of parents, teachers, and community members committed to improving the quality of education at Laurelhurst Elementary School.

The Foundation works in cooperation with the PTA with the belief that great communities make great schools. The PTA does a fantastic job raising funds for supplies, equipment and special programs but cannot fund staff – only the Foundation can do that.


Many school foundations in Portland work under the non-profit umbrella of All Hands Raised to supplement school funding for teachers.  In an effort to maintain quality throughout the district, one-third of the money raised by individual school foundations after the first $10,000 is set aside in the Equity Fund for use as grants to high-need schools. Two-thirds of your contributions to Laurelhurst School Foundation go directly to Laurelhurst to support staffing at our school.


Decisions made about how to spend funds raised by our Foundation are made by our Principal, in consultation with staff and parents through the PTA and Site Council. Contributions to the Foundation are raised by an annual direct appeal by our Laurelhurst families and community. In addition, the Foundation offers an annual Laurelhurst Auction and Party. Let us know if you would like to participate in our efforts – we’d love to have you!

We are grateful for your support, and as a result we've been able to offer a high-quality, well-rounded education for all of our students!

Karen Pinder, Laurelhurst School Principal


You're Invited to the 2015 Laurelhurst Auction and Party

The 2015 Laurelhurst Auction is happening on Saturday, March 7th with Grade Level Pre-Parties followed by the Auction itself at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Event Space. Tickets are just $40 and give you: entry to the house party and auction, one free raffle ticket for an Alaska AIrlines $1,000 gift certificate drawing, entry into house party drawing for $100 Imelda’s and Louie’s gift certificate, delicious fresh, local and organic bites from Whole Foods and acclaimed Chef Naoko (as highlighted in 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces), sweet treats from Candy Babel, and unlimited beer and wine.


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