Holy Redeemer Catholic School’s Development Department is passionately committed to ensuring the continuation of Holy Redeemer's mission and daily operation. At Holy Redeemer, we foster a safe and nurturing learning environment where we teach students to embrace, respect, and celebrate diversity. We want our graduates to be life-long learners who involve themselves responsibly in our community and our world. The Development Staff works to engage, educate, and enlighten as to all the wonderful things we, as an institution, offer to our students and contribute to our communities; and is responsible for the major fund-raising programs.

The mission of the Development Department is to keep Holy Redeemer accessible to all students, regardless of their monetary situation, and secure economic resources for its current and future financial needs. As a private Pre-K-8 school, Holy Redeemer receives no government funding. To meet our financial needs, we must charge our families tuition.

Even though our annual tuition is kept as low as possible, our devotion, to both maintaining the rich diversity of our student population and living our mission to provide a high-quality Catholic education to every desirous family, is paramount. As a result, we offer over $300,000 a year in financial aid, but the fact is, we cannot do it without your help. Your support is critical to the aspirations of our students and the economic permanence of Holy Redeemer.

Each year, Holy Redeemer Catholic School holds numerous fund-raising events for student financial assistance and program support. These programs ensure the school’s financial stability, help minimize tuition increases, and support programs and renovations which tuition alone cannot fund.

We have been blessed with the generosity of our alumni,  parishioners, parents, foundations and friends and we do not take these blessings for granted. Our greater need demands we ask individuals and organizations to help underwrite our events to further ensure that we can keep our costs low and return the most donated money possible back to the students and the school.

We invite you to become a part of our mission to provide a high-quality, faith-based education for the families of North and Northeast Portland and help secure our future in the community we’ve served faithfully and well for over 106 years. Through your financial support, gifts in-kind, and volunteering, you can help change the destinies of our young people.

Thank you,
Susan Scarlett and Carolyn Hawkins
Holy Redeemer Catholic School Development Office

Holy Redeemer Catholic School is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization (Federal Tax ID 93-0964356)
For instructions on how to make an electronic transfer of a gift of cash or stock to Holy Redeemer Catholic School or the Holy Redeemer School Foundation, please contact the Development Office at

or (503) 283-5197 ext 131
or email:

Your tax-deductible gift makes a difference!

Development Director/Auction Coordinator
At Holy Redeemer 12 years
Education: BA in marketing, Boise State University
Hobbies: Biking, music, travel, spending time with family

Development Assistant
At Holy Redeemer Year 1