Giving to the School of Social Work

At some point in our lives, social workers have probably helped or will help all of us. For the nearly 1,000 students who call the School of Social Work home each year, covering the costs of education can be a real challenge. That's why giving to benefit our student scholarships is so important.

Among MSW students who graduated in the spring of 2017, 56% exited with over 40,000 in loans Furthermore, according to a study completed in March 2017 by Portland State University's Committee for Improving Student Food Security 54% of PSU students experience food insecurity. This means they struggle with getting access to affordable, nutritious food most days of the week.

Your gift means our students can focus more on their studies and less on financial pressures.

Thank you for giving to student scholarships in the School of Social Work.  We appreciate your generous support.

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Giving Options:

  • Student Emergency Fund

    Many School of Social Work students struggle with getting access to affordable, nutritious food most days of the week. Based on data from a 2013 research study completed by our faculty, 43% of School of Social Work students experience food insecurity. Make a tax-deductible donation to the School of Social Work Student Emergency Fund. Your gift will be used to purchase gift cards that students can use to buy emergency essentials like groceries, gas, and house supplies.  -> Give Now

  • Dean's Fund for Excellence

    Your donation helps the school leverage the participation of many more people like you by investing in school priorities which include academic excellence, engagement, and research. This includes efforts of the Dean, the faculty and the Advisory Council to enable the School to attract and retain the most talented faculty, students and researchers and to lead the region in responding to critical social needs and enhancing the quality of life for us all. -> Give Now

  • Charlotte Goodluck

    Dr. Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck Endowed Memorial Scholarship

    Dr. Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck spent a lifetime as a social work professional.  Charlotte exemplified a lifetime dedication to social justice, healing, and the well-being of all communities - especially Indigenous people.  She was a strong promoter of alternative ways of knowing indigenous pedagogy and theory.  She was an enthusiastic and determined “opener of doors” of encouragement and opportunity for both her students and her colleagues.  Her gentleness, sense of humor and steadiness in the face of challenges was especially admired and appreciated.  Her greatest legacy will remain the 1,000’s of students that she taught in her lifetime and their continuing efforts to practice ethical, culturally responsible and impactful social work.  The Dr. Charlotte Tsoi Goodluck Endowed Memorial Scholarship is an opportunity to memorialize a lifetime of both personal and professional accomplishments and furthers that legacy through the achievements of future scholarship recipients. -> Give Now

Ways to Give:

  • Give a Matching Gift

    Did you know that some companies will match employee gifts, and you can double  your gift simply by letting us know you work with a matching employer.  Maximize your commitment.

  • Give Stocks and Bonds

    In most cases, the out-of-pocket cost of your gift is reduced substantially due to the "double" tax benefit you realize when you contribute appreciated securities. Learn more about stocks and bonds gifts.

  • Give a Planned Gift

    Bequests, gift annuities and trusts all assure the future of the School of Social Work, and may offer you or your heirs financial benefits. To find out more visit PSU's planned giving web page.

For more information on giving to the School of Social Work, contact Sara Case, Senior Managing Director of Development, at or (503) 725-2678.


You may also donate to the School of Social Work by mailing a personal check made out to the PSU Foundation. Please include a note letting us know how to direct your gift. Send your check to:


PSU Foundation - School of Social Work
PO Box 243
Portland, OR 97207-0243