German American School Financial Aid Support

by German American School of Portland

Dear GSP Supporters,

In September I challenged the community to raise $20,000 this fiscal year.  At the end of the first quarter I am thrilled to announce that we've already received $7450 in donations and that was all in the first quarter.  Sincere thanks to those kind and generous individuals.

Now is the time to sustain this momentum and push ahead to reach our goal of $20,000.  We raised $11,000 last year.  Let's try to even double that this year.

Thanks much and please spread the word!

Dear all generous supporters,

Many, many thanks for donating over $11,000 using globalgiving in our first full year of participation.  Your donations go directly to helping support our financial aid program and one child was able to attend GSP as a result!

Tomorrow is our first day of school for the 2011-2012 school year.  I know there are many families in the area who would love to send their children to our school, but don't have the means.  Please consider another donation if you've already given and if you're new to our community, please help us help others.

I challenge our community to raise $20,000 during 2011-12.

Vielen, vielen Dank,

Blake Peters

Thanks to the 17 donations received since we started using Globalgiving, we've raised more than $10,000 to support our kids. This money was used to subsidize our financial aid program for 8 kids in preschool through 3rd grade.  We have many more families who are serious about joining our school, but our resources don't suffice.  Please consider helping.  These 8 families are thrilled with their experience at GSP and are excited to continue.  I joined many of them on a field trip to the zoo this spring and was very pleased with their social, language and academic progress.

Please consider helping us by making a donation to our financial aid support program.  Every little bit helps and thanks again to our donors!

With the end of the re-enrollment period now behind us, the finance committee is forced to begin reviewing financial aid applications for the 2010-11 school year. 

The good news is that we have extremely high interest in our program from new families.  Our continued goal is to make the GSP program available to anyone who really wants to attend. 

The bad news is that many families interested in enrolling their children are not able to fully cover the tuition.  Support for this effort through globalgiving is more crucial now than ever.

The financial aid committee will meet soon to review applications.  Please support their juggling act between fiscal responsibility and financial aid applicants. 

I look forward to the day when the school has significant financial reserves and/or an endowment to defray the lack of income for financial aid students.  These children have every right to participate in our community.  Please help make that a possibility.


Excellent progress has been made since our last report. We are now nearing enough donations to cover the cost of one student in our program for an academic year.

-more donors donated more money over the last quarter.  globalgiving is becoming a regularly used avenue for our community members to donate

-more awareness of the school: new website ( design is creating a lot of social media comment and receiving great reviews from prospective families.

-most importantly, more kids being able to join our community. 

Thanks much to all of you for helping us open our doors to more children.

Happy holidays and please consider a donation before the end of 2010.  Our annual giving campaign launched last week and every little bit helps!


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German American School of Portland

Location: Beaverton, OR - USA
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German American School of Portland
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Julia Matschukat
Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
Beaverton, OR United States

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