We invite you to invest in students

who are influencing & changing the

lives of those around them.


Join the mission & vision

to prepare our students

for the Kingdom of Jesus

Christ, to serve their communities

and the world beyond our doors.

Click HERE to support this exciting mission!

Ways you can support students: 

  • General / Annual Fund – Unrestricted giving helps where it’s needed most! You may easily give directly online HERE.
  • PAASS – PAA Student Scholarships – you may give directly online line HERE.
  • PAASS Golf Tournament – specifically to raise funds for student scholarships on Alumni Weekend, Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • PAASS Auction – a fun way to contribute to student scholarships at our fall dinner and auction, the Sunday before Veterans Day, Nov. 10, 2019
  • PAA Cougar Sports Golf Tournament – the August golf tournament is a great way to support our student athletes

Take advantage of tax laws by:

  • Donating your required minimum distribution (RMD) directly to charity, thereby reducing your tax liability
  • Giving through your estate plan by including a bequest in your will or trust. This is often the simplest and quickest way to provide future support for PAA, and has the potential to reduce your tax liability.
  • Funding a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust
  • Making an outright gift of an appreciated asset to charity
  • Giving from pre-tax assets by making an IRA rollover gift

Contact Director of Development Sam Vigil Jr., CFRE, at 503-255-8372, ext. 218,
or svigil@paasda.org to learn how you may benefit from these opportunities.


Sam Vigil Jr., CFRE / PAA Development Director
contact: 503-255-8372, ext. 218 / svigil@paasda.org

Meet Our New Director of Development!

Sam Vigil, Jr. joined the PAA family on December 1, 2018. He has been in the Portland area for more than 24 years and brings experience in philanthropic development and communications to PAA. Most recently Sam was with the Adventist Health Portland Foundation. In addition to healthcare, he has worked in mental health, high tech, banking and other business sectors. You can read more about Sam HERE.

Development News

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Your Gift Makes a Difference!

December 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Your Gift Makes a Difference!

As we welcome 2019 we both thank you for your previous gifts and THANK  YOU for your continued support.

Your gift is an investment in students. It helps prepare them for the kingdom of Jesus Christ. It equips […]

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In Sam’s Words

November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on In Sam’s Words

Portland Adventist Academy recently welcomed Sam Vigil Jr., Certified Fund Raising Executive, as the school’s new development director. Before the news was announced, we asked Sam to share a bit more about his purpose as […]

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Thanks to our PAASS Donors!

November 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Thanks to our PAASS Donors!

Today, more than 100 of our students are getting a Christ-centered, character-driven education because of YOU and our entire giving community!

Thanksgiving is in our hearts for those who give to the Portland Adventist Academy Student […]

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Over $100,000 Raised for Students!

November 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Over $100,000 Raised for Students!

Thank you to our generous and loving  community who came together to break the record in giving at our annual auction!
Together, you gave more than $103,000 to the Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS), directly […]