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Red Ball provides the majority of funds our Foundation uses to bridge the gap in public school funding and provide much-needed teachers and programs that help to improve our students’ educational outcomes. In past years these funds have:

- Supported specialists focused on enhancing Math and Technology curriculums

- Provided full-time PE and Music teachers

- Increased the number of counselors to buttress our most vulnerable students

- Sustained educational assistants for Kindergarten and First Grade to nurture our youngest students

This year, with your generous support, we hope to maintain all those positions and programs while also establishing a full-time Art teacher.

In addition, Ainsworth Elementary, through the Ainsworth Foundation, is one of the leading contributors to All Hands Raised, a local nonprofit focused on improving educational outcomes and benefiting schools and children throughout the Portland Public School district.  One third of our proceeds (after the first $10,000) are given to All Hands Raised to support other Portland Public Schools in need of financial assistance.  Those funds go to instructional staff, educational enhancements, and help to close the achievement gap for undeserved students.


Experience the biggest fundraiser of the year!!!


Red Ball is Ainsworth Foundation’s biggest party and most important fundraising event of the year! It is a festive, adult-only night out with drinks, dinner and new this year…an after-party with dancing.  

Get ready to bid on amazing Class Art, exciting Silent Auction items and unique Live Auction experiences. Funds raised help fill gaps in our school’s staffing needs.

Invite your friends, invite your neighbors, invite the grandparents…know any Ainsworth Alumni…invite them.