a group of young people walking across a parking lot

Empower through giving


Discover the various ways you can contribute to our mission of improving public education in Bend, Oregon.

Event Sponsorship

The Education Foundation hosts annual events with diverse sponsorship opportunities for corporate sponsors. Our sponsors gain visibility from event promotions and recognition in our annual report, with benefits varying by event and sponsorship tier.

We have a few new events in the works for the upcoming year and are excited to share them with the community!

a group of people standing on top of a stage

Legacy Gifts

All of us who donate our time to Bend-La Pine Schools have given a tremendous gift to our children and community. But did you know that anyone can leave a lasting gift for our public schools? There are many ways to leave a gift,

Wallace Wilson Spotlight Award

One grant of approximately $2,000 will be awarded each year to a grant applicant at Pilot Butte Middle School to support learning in this subject area.

Spotlight Awards

A donation in support of a Spotlight Award allows a donor to “spotlight” a retired educator or philanthropist with a focus on a specific subject, school, program, or classroom project.

Wills / Bequests

The easiest way to leave a legacy for our children is to remember the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools in your will.

Real Estate

Donating appreciated, mortgage-free property offers income tax deductions, capital gains tax avoidance, and exclusion from your taxable estate. Due to the complexities involved, we encourage you to contact us to discuss any gift of real estate

Life Insurance

You can contribute a life insurance policy to the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools by naming us as either the owner of the policy or simply as the beneficiary.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts offer an income from charitable donations, with fixed or variable rates based on your plan, benefitting you or chosen beneficiaries.

Matching Gifts

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
Powered by Double the Donation
a group of people posing for a picture with a large check

Invest in Education

When you invest in education, you invest in the future. Your contribution will help shape the lives of students and empower them to reach their full potential. Donate now and be a part of their success story.

Help transform our schools


Supporting public education can make a world of difference for students and educators alike. Whether donating, attending events, or joining our team of passionate volunteers, you’ve got a place with us.

a woman in a greenhouse holding a watering hose