Planned Giving

There are many ways to make a meaningful gift to the Foundation for VPS. Through planned giving, your generosity will not only benefit the students of Vancouver Public Schools, but may also provide you with tax benefits. If you would like to support the mission of the Foundation through planned & legacy giving, we invite you to join our Shoe Box Society.

The Story behind the Shoe Box
In the 1980’s, the District’s superintendent Dr. Jim Parsley learned of a student who didn’t have adequate shoes to walk to school in. District funds cannot be used for this purpose, so he used his own money to purchase shoes for the student. Seeing how the child was impacted through the new pair of shoes inspired other educators who often saw students with unmet needs to begin collecting money which they stored in a shoe box. This communal act of kindness eventually led to the creation of the Vancouver School District Foundation #37 in 1988, now know as the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. We invite you to continue this legacy by becoming a member of the Shoe Box Society.

Want to find out how you can make a lasting impact for Vancouver youth through planned giving?

    • Contact Jenny Thompson, Executive Director, at 360-313-4723 or to chat more about the personal benefits of planned giving or let us know of your intent.
    • Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
    • If you include the Foundation for VPS in your plans,  please use our legal name: Vancouver School District Foundation #37 and federal tax ID: 91-0971800.

Together, we are creating opportunities to enrich the educational experience for generations of students in Vancouver Public Schools.  On behalf of our youth, families, and educators,  Thank you!