Fundraising Overview

As a public charter school, Springwater receives only 80% of the State School Fund and little to no funds from other available District, State or Federal funds provided to other public schools and students. As a result, we operate with about 50% of funds, so Springwater relies on fundraising efforts to help cover its basic operational costs such as our mortgage, programing components, staff salaries, classroom supplies, etc.   Springwater is unable to remain open without the fundraising efforts of its families.

The purpose of the fundraising events are to raise the amount of fundraising revenue budgeted for each year. The event chairs strongly rely on the participation of Springwater families in the planning as well as participation in all events.  Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 which will help pay for operational expenses.

Fundraising Activities for 2016-2017

This year our fundraising goal is $100,000. We ask for 100% parent participation which means volunteering, attending and/or spreading the word by inviting your friends, family and neighbors!
We have a variety of fun activities set up for the year. Please contact each of the event leads if you’d like to volunteer or if you have questions about the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available for each event or you can sponsor ALL the events for special perks! Contact Alex Van Pelt for more sponsorship information.


Monthly Giving Program
The monthly giving program is an easy and convenient way to donate to Springwater. You can register a debit/credit card with the school bookkeeper and your card will be charged monthly. Or you can donate a lump sum amount. Any amount if appreciated!
For more information please contact Jayme Miller. Or to sign up now, please contact Rebecca Bigbee or call the school office @ 503-631-7700. It’s quick, easy and a great way to support Springwater!


Halloween Bash
This ADULTS ONLY event will be held October 29 at the Green Gables. $40 includes food, dancing, costume contest, photo booth, Halloween activities and much more. A no host bar will include some speciality drinks that will also benefit the school. Invite your family and friends for a night out to support Springwater. Registration is now open.
Contact Darcey Bone for more information or to volunteer.


Bingo Night
This family fun event will be held December 9 at the Elks Lodge in Oregon City.
The contact for this event is Mali Geister. Please contact her for more information or to be a sponsor or volunteer.


Annual Auction
This ADULTS ONLY event will feature a Great Gatsby theme and will be held on April 22, 2017, at the Green Gables. For more information please click here. The contact for this event is Carolyn McGill. Please contact her for more information or to be a sponsor or volunteer.


Jog-A-Thon and Book Fair
Both of these all school events are held in May. The exact date and time are TBD.
The contact for these events is Amy Pederson. Please contact her for more information or to volunteer.


Monthly Dine-Outs
We are still looking for a lead contact for these events. Please contact Alex Van Pelt if you are interested in coordinating these fundraisers.


Please contact Alex Van Pelt, the school board fundraising liaison, with any additional fundraising questions or ideas.