We support Oregon’s culture and so can you. It’s easy, make a gift to Scuola Italiana di Portland, then make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and claim a 100% tax credit (up to $500 per individual, $1000 per couple, $2500 for Oregon Corporations). Get the faqs or donate online at

Support Scuola Italiana

Why support your local Italian school?  As the only Italian language and culture school for children in the Portland metro area, Scuola Italiana seeks to enrich the lives of children and their families by creating accessible and affordable language opportunities throughout the Portland Metro area. The school also has an adult language program that provides connections to and networking opportunities with the local Italian community.  The adult program provides an alternative to larger college classes with smaller class sizes and more flexible programming.

Scuola Italiana strives to preserve and share Italian heritage in an authentic, dynamic, and vibrant environment that nurtures a love of Italy. The school supports the local Italian American community and serves as a valuable resource for all things Italian. Having an Italian school in Portland is very beneficial to the entire metro community, because it enhances cultural diversity, increases educational opportunities, and enriches the Portland Metro landscape.

As a small, growing school, Scuola Italiana deeply appreciates gifts to augment the school’s operating budget and support growth. These gifts are used for expenses not covered by tuition such as professional development costs, advertising expenses and new program development. Investments that are necessary to build awareness, increase attendance, and improve programs at Scuola Italiana.

We invite you – parents, teachers, grandparents, staff, Italian leaders, club members, friends and Italophiles – to work with us in creating a strong and vibrant Italian school in Portland.  Please consider making a gift to Scuola Italiana di Portland today.

Gifts are tax-deductible

Gifts by Check:  Donations by check are made payable to Scuola Italiana di Portland and mailed to 1542 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Gifts by Credit Card:  Scuola Italiana accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover Card. Please use the Donate to Scuola link on the right side of the page to make a secure, online donation.

Gifts of Time: If you are interested in volunteering your time and talents with Scuola Italiana, please email

Tax Identification Number:  Scuola Italiana di Portland is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. The tax identification number is 20-5741162.

Scuola Italiana Supporters

Grazie Mille ~ Thank you very much ~ to the following supporters for their support and commitment to building a strong and vital Italian School in Portland!

Platinum Level: $1,000+
Italian Consulate, San Francisco
Italian Cultural Society
David Grasso & Grazia Solazzi
Mark Brubaker and Kristina Lockwood

Gold Level: $500 – $999
Joseph Sawicki & Kirsten Lee

Silver Level: $250 – $499
Calcagno Pediatrics
Bob Iannacone
Todd & Janet Trimble

Bronze Level: $1 – $249
Emil & Norma Bardana
Matt & Hilary Basco
Marcia Bell
John and Sharron Biggi
Joe & Terri Castellano
Diletta Ceruti
Marcella Fauci
Doug and Beth Feller
Gerry and Carla Fernandez
Festa Italiana Association
Paolo and Lara Madoglio
Mike & Peggy Mignano
Kimberly Mineo
Annette Mulee
Pasquale Pascuzzi
Phil Potestio & Sally Hudson
Portland Bologna Sister City Association
Mirella Rizzatti
Tonya Russo Hamilton
Michelle Silver
Tuscan Association of Oregon
UNICO Portland

Bill Waldman