The COVID-19 pandemic has financially challenged families who have children enrolled in Adventist schools. The CARES ACT is giving supporters of Adventist education a chance to make a bigger impact during this time. Learn more HERE

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 vision.


  • 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 HERE.
  • PAASS Auction – a fun way to contribute to student scholarships at our fall dinner and auction. November 8, 2020 is our Live Virtual Auction. Learn more HERE
  • PAA Cougar Sports Golf Tournament – Always in August, this event supports student athletes.
  • Enroll in community giving programs for things you do already! Shopping benefits PAA students with AmazonSmile & Fred Meyer Community Rewards.


  • Donate your required minimum distribution (RMD) directly to charity, thereby reducing your tax liability
  • Give 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.
  • Fund a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust
  • Make an outright gift of an appreciated asset to charity.
  • Give 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 to learn how you may benefit from these opportunities.

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.

Sam Vigil Jr., CFRE / PAA Development Director – contact: 503-255-8372, ext. 218 /

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Support PAA with Fred Meyer Community Rewards

October 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Support PAA with Fred Meyer Community Rewards

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September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Amazon Smiles at Portland Adventist Academy!

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June 10th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19 and the Challenges to Pay Tuition

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April 30th, 2020|Comments Off on PAA Alumni Reunite Online!

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