Duniway Foundation

  • Welcome to Duniway!


    Whether you are a new or returning family, we know you will have a fantastic educational experience at our school.

    The Duniway Foundation is composed solely of parent volunteers, who work throughout the year to raise much-needed dollars that allow our school to fund classroom teaching and assistant positions not funded by Portland Public Schools. With the funds raised in the 2021-2022 school year, Principal Rafferty was able to hire the equivalent of one full-time teacher, six educational assistants, and a portion of an essential student support position.

    For the 2022-2023 school year, the Duniway Foundation will ask you to participate in two key fundraising events:

    With budget cuts across the district, Duniway continues to need our generous support. We encourage you to participate in the Duniway Foundation’s Annual Fall Giving Campaign, one of two major fundraisers that raise money for Duniway teaching and support positions not funded by Portland Public Schools.

    The 2023 Auction will be Duniway’s 24th Annual Auction. The Auction is Duniway’s biggest fundraiser of the year; please plan to join us for this incredibly important fundraiser to help enrich the educational lives of our students, and students across Portland Public Schools. Approximately one third (32%) of funds raised will go to The Fund for PPS, which benefits underserved students across the district. Let’s make a difference for our kids! Stay tuned for more details to come. You don’t want to miss this event!

    Thank you in advance for your participation and support of our wonderful school. Please contact any of our Foundation Board members with your questions or suggestions.

    Here’s to a great year ahead!

    Erin Gates

    Duniway Foundation President

Foundation Board Members 2022-23

  • Duniway Foundation Board Members 2022-2023

    • Erin Gates, President
    • Bryan Ross, Treasurer
    • Shannon Dick, Secretary
    • Philip Rafferty, Duniway Principal
    • Emily Swanson
    • Brooke IllaHuston
    • Michael Hilburg
    • Andrea Payne Osterlund
    • Seth English-Young
    • Andrea Angell
    • Alisa Hardy
    • Betsy Roberts
    • Elizabeth Howell
    • Monique Blattner
    • Christina Stevens