Friends of Portland Adult Education is a 501(c)(3) organization. We count on donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the efforts of Portland Adult Education.
The Student Bus Pass Fund was created in 2023 in memory of Arline Saturdayborn, a long-time teacher, mentor and inspiration to PAE students, staff and the Greater Portland community. Since many PAE students cannot afford bus fare to get to school, Arline advocated passionately for METRO Bus Passes to be provided at no cost to those in need. Donations made to this fund will ensure that students have transportation to their classes. Find out more about the fund by clicking here.
The Beata Vest Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 to honor the life of a bright young woman who was full of love, compassion, intelligence, humor and imagination. The first Beata Vest Scholarship was awarded at the 2017 Portland Adult Education graduation for $1,000 to an immigrant, refugee, or asylum-seeking student who showed perseverance and integrity in pursuing their college aspirations. Find more information on the fund by clicking here.
The Jane Cleaves Vision Fund was created to honor the wonderful work of Jane Cleaves, a PAE volunteer and a member of the Yarmouth Lions Club. Jane worked with both organizations to establish free eye exams and needed prescription eyeware for students not covered by any insurance. This annual event will be held in May. Find more information on the fund by clicking here.
To help more students pursue their dreams, please donate to the Student Bus Pass Fund, Beata Vest Scholarship Fund, or the Jane Cleaves Vision Fund by selecting one from the Donor Designation box on the PayPal website.
To make your donation, please click the DONATE button below to be taken directly to PayPal where you can choose your designation, enter the amount, choose your designation, and then pay securely either with your PayPal account or credit card. PayPal will send you back here when the transaction is complete.
You can also mail donations to:
Friends of Portland Adult Education (FPAE)
PO Box 3185
Portland, ME 04104-3185
We also accept donations of stocks or securities. If you are interested in doing so please contact Rob Wood by email at email@example.com.