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
Parents, grandparents and alumni at Breakwater play an active role in the life of the organization. Volunteers enrich the school community by providing support to the teachers and staff, and by coordinating efforts that help to strengthen the bonds between the school and its 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 email Renee Hall or call 207.772.4295, ext. 221.
Gifts of Financial Support
Each year our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends come together with this common goal: to affirm the unique value of a Breakwater education by financially supporting the people and programs that make the magic possible. Your donations to our Funds are crucial to the ongoing strength and vitality of our school, and ensure that we can sustain our high standards of faculty, programming and facilities for current and future students. Thank you for your investment.
About Our Funds
Methods of Giving
One Time and Sustaining Gifts
A credit card gift is recognized at full cash value on the date that our we process the charge and it is accepted at the bank. Breakwater accepts MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To donate securely online click a "Donate" button below or contact the Breakwater Development Office at 207.772.8689.
The Breakwater sustained giving program allows you to divide your gift to Breakwater into manageable installments through convenient automatic deductions from your credit or debit card. Recurring payments are a great way to maximize your giving! Click the "Donate Now" button and designate monthly deductions on our online giving form or contact the Breakwater Development Office at 207.772.8689.
Check or Money Order
Cash gifts will be acknowledged for the full amount thereof on the date of the postmark, if mailed, or the date of receipt, if hand-delivered.
Please make checks payable to Breakwater and address to: Breakwater School, Development Office, 856 Brighton Avenue, Portland, ME 04102
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. Then, please contact the Breakwater Development Office by email or call 207.772.8689.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities and Planned Giving
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 capital gains tax. For more information please email the Breakwater Development Office by email or call 207.772.8689.
Planned gifts come in many forms, from bequests to charitable trusts. Some options provide income to you and your family; others may have significant tax benefits; and all of them ensure healthy future support for Breakwater. To learn more, please email the Breakwater Development Office or call 207.772.8689.
Corporate sponsorship support is a payment by a business to further our Mission, activities, programs, or a special event. We will recognized your business' contribution with an appropriate acknowledgment. To learn more about opportunities, please contact the Breakwater Development Office by email or call 207.772.8689.