Breakwater is sustained and energized by the shared vision of parents, grandparents, teachers, alumni and friends working together to provide an optimal learning experience for each child. We rely on the generosity of the extended Breakwater community to support teaching and learning by offering both volunteer and financial support.

Gifts of Time and Talent

Parent and grandparent volunteers are a key ingredient in the life of Breakwater, and there is a clear expectation that parents will all pitch in as they are able to enrich our community. We are immensely grateful to those who give willingly of their time and talents. If you are interested in volunteering or have particular service to provide, please contact Renee Hall at 207-772-4295, ext. 221. or email

Gifts of Financial Support

Your gifts are crucial to the ongoing strength and vitality of our school. Donations to the Breakwater Annual Fund, special projects, and endowment funds assure that the School will continue to maintain our innovative, engaging programs. Gifts can be made in the following ways:

Check or Money Order
Send a check or money order made payable to Breakwater School:

Breakwater School
Development Office
856 Brighton Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of securities such as stocks, mutual fund shares or other appreciated assets can be a great tax-efficient method for making a gift to Breakwater. In most instances, you can take a tax deduction for the full market value of the gift and avoid any capital gains tax.

For more information please call or email Renee Hall, Front Office Administrator & School Registrar, at 207-772-8689 ext 221,

Credit Card
Gifts by credit card may be made online here.

Matching gifts

You may be able to double, or even triple, your gift's impact on Breakwater. More than 1,000 companies offer some level of corporate matching for their employees' philanthropic interests. Breakwater happily recognizes you for the full amount of your own gift plus any resulting corporate match. Contact your company's personnel or human resources office to find out if your employer, or your spouse's employer, has a matching gift program.