Entries by Jeanine Bischoff

FPPS is Seeking Up to Three Students to Join the Board of Directors

What is FPPS? The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) is a nonprofit organization that raises money to address unmet needs of the Portland Schools and provide opportunities for innovation or enhancement to school programming for teachers and students. Recent campaigns have included: PPS Food Fund – raising money to address food insecurity Addressing the […]

Portland Kids Duathlon raises $8,000 for COVID needs in Portland Public Schools

Organizers of the 2020 virtual Portland Kids Duathlon recently presented $8,000 to Xavier Botana, Portland Superintendent of Schools and Andrea Weisman-Summers, Executive Director for the Foundation for Portland Public Schools. In its third year, the Portland Kids Duathlon, presented by Benchmark Real Estate, has raised a total of $23,000 for the Foundation. While many kids and adult races cancelled […]

Martin’s Point Health Care Donates to the Addressing the Opportunity Gap Campaign

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools (FPPS) is pleased to announce it has received a donation from Martin’s Point Health Care to the Foundation’s Addressing the Opportunity Gap campaign. Martin’s Point Health Care joins the John T. Gorman Foundation, Crystal Reporting Solutions, and dozens of individuals in the greater Portland area in supporting this work. […]

Portland Press Herald article on Addressing the Opportunity Gap

Read Michael Kelly’s article about our new campaign Addressing the Opportunity Gap. The Foundation for Public Schools launched the campaign to help accelerate and expand our school district’s equity work. Superintendent Xavier Botana is quoted in the article: “Portland voters are generous supporters of our schools. But we still have many unmet needs. In this […]

Congratulations to our three online raffle winners!

Thank you to all who donated to the Thank a Teacher campaign, benefiting our Fall Teacher Grants Program! Those who donated in the month of May were automatically entered to win one of three raffle prizes: A $75 gift card to David’s Restaurant on Monument Square A two night stay at The Press Hotel in downtown Portland A gift […]

FPPS June News

Like all of you, we have a lot on our minds. We are saddened and angry about the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police, as well as the many others who have died before and since. The health, financial, and emotional burdens of the coronavirus make this even more difficult […]

Congratulations Step Up Award Winners!

The Foundation for Portland Public Schools on May 27 announced the latest Portland High School students chosen to receive the Step Up Award, now in its third year. The Step Up Award at Portland High School provides funding for students in the Make It Happen! program who would otherwise have to forego school-year extracurricular opportunities […]