The Rieke Foundation is affiliated with the Portland Schools Foundation, which is an independent, non-profit organization that plays a vital role in our community to provide funds for schools and advance initiatives that directly support teachers, schools and parent involvement. Historically, our Foundation has funded a classroom teacher to best support balanced class sizes. We use the money raised to add one additional teacher to which ever grade level our principal and staff decides needs it the most that year.

The three activities at Rieke that will support the Foundation this year include:


Rieke Auction

Saturday March 3rd, at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC). This is the largest individual fundraising event for the school, and all are encouraged to attend. The event proceeds will support one full-time teacher to keep our class sizes smaller and leverage more gym, library, and music time. The evening includes appetizers, two drink tickets, dinner & dessert plus bidding on classroom art projects, a wine wall and a silent and live auction.



Run for Rieke

This fun run is an annual fundraiser held on April 23, 2018 where the students and teachers walk, jog and run the Wilson track for donations per lap. Last year the run proceeds went to help fund the building of the community playground.


Rieke Educators Fund

The Rieke Educators Fund works by having donors contribute a one-time gift, or recurring monthly withdrawal (via their bank or VISA) amount to the Rieke ES account managed by the All Hands Raised organization. The campaign is our annual ask for cash donations to support the foundation. We ask all Rieke families to consider a tax-deductible one-time cash donation or a recurring monthly donation.

The bottom line: to keep our current levels of staffing at Rieke for the 2018-2019 school year we will need to raise $120,000 during the 2017-2018 school year!

To set up your choice of donation go to: to set up your payments.

Be sure to:
Select recipient – PPS School
Select school – Rieke ES

Or drop off a check at school or mail to:
The Rieke Foundation (Note: Educators fund)
Rieke Elementary
1405 SW Vermont, 97219

For more information on any of these activities please contact our Fundraising Chair - Melissa Light or Foundation Liaison - Dana Grigsby.

Thank you for your ongoing support!