Tucker Maxon School
Tucker Maxon School teaches deaf and hearing children to listen, talk, learn, and achieve excellence together. Our goal at Tucker Maxon is to help every child reach their full potential in school and in life together.
Bottom Line for Portland
You can help deaf children in Oregon reach their full potential in life. We are celebrating our 75th anniversary helping infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school children learn to listen, talk, and learn! Our children with hearing loss use digital hearing aids and cochlear implants, and receive daily support from our audiologist, speech therapist, and teachers of the deaf all under one roof. On average, deaf children nationally graduate high school with a third-grade reading aptitude, and just 8% graduate college. However, 87% of our students go on to college, 77% graduate earn a degree, and 23% go on to earn an advanced degree. Even with their disabilities, our alumni outperform the national average. This work is expensive! We get no government support and rely on fundraising to pay for nearly half of our costs. We need your help now more than ever. On behalf of hundreds of children, thank you for your generous support.
“The love and support of the school staff, teachers and community are palpable… Words cannot describe how thankful we are to be able to send our son to Tucker Maxon” - Katie K, Tucker Maxon parent
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Tucker Maxon programs were founded on inclusion and equity, and our goal is to level the field for people with disabilities. Our Board is made of 40% ethnic minorities and/or social minorities, including the Board Chair who is deaf, and former Board Chair. Two board members wear cochlear implants, and three are parents of former students who are deaf. Our staff is comprised of 10% ethnic and/or social minorities. We serve children who are deaf in Oregon, including those from underserved communities of color, English language learners, those living in poverty, and those with other disabilities in addition to hearing loss. We provide financial aid for students who need it, as 84% of our students come from low-and-moderate income families.
All donors of $100 and above in the month of December will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate for a night at the AC Hotel Portland.
Double your donation! Mike and Sharon Parr have provided a $10,000 matching challenge gift to give $1 for every $1 donated up to $10,000. Help us make this $10,000 goal!
Year Founded: 1947
Tax ID: 930391592
Tucker Maxon School is in the Education category which is sponsored by Bank of America.
They're a medium-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co., Multnomah Co., Washington Co. and beyond.