What Events Mean at the Foundation
We love gathering together and getting together allows us to meet new people! Events expand our community through celebrating youth participation in athletics and engaging with the dedicated organizations that make that access possible. We are able to support the individuals and nonprofit organizations that we serve through annual events like the MAF Week and the Spin-A-Thon, Impact Award, and Scholarship Celebration event. While occasions such as mission moments, coffee meetups, and volunteer orientations help us better understand the community that we are part of.
How We Engage
Events with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation are fun, exciting and a great way to get involved with our mission. Whether you want to join us for the positive energy, volunteer to make it happen or impact our work through sponsorship, we look forward to you joining us! Below you can learn about each event and how you can attend, read about past experiences and celebrate the amazing work being done and the people that make it happen. You will also find out how you can help and be a part of each project. We can’t wait to see what sparks your interest!
The 10th annual Spin-A-Thon which is part of MAF Week is being planned as we speak! There are four ways to join the fun, connect with friends and help us raise money for youth’s participation in athletics and education. Check back often for more details and to learn how to get involved.
100% of the Spin-A-Thon proceeds go directly into the community outreach due to the Multnomah Athletic Foundation Board underwriting the event expenses. An example of leadership in action!
Thank you to our 2023 Spin-A-Thon sponsors!
General MAF Information
Information sessions with the foundation are informal gatherings where individuals who are new to the foundation, interested in volunteering or who just want to learn more gather for a short presentation followed by time for questions and answers. The sessions cover a brief history of the organization, the different outreach opportunities at the foundation, the main programs and what they entail, and an overview of how we work within the Multnomah Athletic Club and the community at large.
Impact Award Reception
The Impact Award recognizes the positive impact of a nonprofit organization through its support of youth, athletic participation, and community collaboration. In November, the foundation celebrates and acknowledges the efforts and passion of the staff and leadership of its nonprofit partners when the award is presented to one of our community grant partners in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon. The reception is a place to collaborate with fellow nonprofits and interested individuals in order to expand the community and enable access for more youth to participate, play and compete.
Coffee Meetups: Grant Funding Q&A
Have you ever wondered what exactly a funder is looking for in its grant applicants? Have you ever had questions for your local foundation about how it serves its community? Coffee Meetups are the place to go to get answers for all of your questions. Twice a year, the foundation holds a series of informal question and answer sessions with a handful of board and committee members. These sessions are open to the public with a focus on answering questions about our community grant program. So whether you are a volunteer, board member or grant writer who is thinking about applying for a grant with the foundation and want to see if working with the foundation might be a good fit you should come and talk to us!
Scholarship Writing Seminar
With community partners, we offer high school students FREE scholarship writing seminars. Check back this Fall for dates and times!
Scholarship Celebration Event
The foundation offers over $130,000 in scholarships every year through eight programs. Once a year at the end of the summer, we come together to celebrate all of the amazing students! The Scholarship Celebration Event is an afternoon gathering of games and gratitude for all eight scholarship program recipients (past and present), our volunteers, our donors and fans of the foundation.
MAC Scholar Athlete Events
MAC Scholar Athlete Media Day
A Multnomah Athletic Club Scholar Athlete is an outstanding sophomore student athlete representing one of the program’s 30 high schools. These high school sophomores receive a $1,500 scholarship as well as membership to the Multnomah Athletic Club for their junior and senior years of high school. Before they are formally welcomed into the program, the foundation and it’s program partner, the MAC, host a media day experience! The students will get a professional headshot taken, be interviewed for both local and school newspapers, have a video shoot and meet some of their fellow MAC Scholar Athletes. Much like a college signing day, the MAC Scholar Athlete media day is a day of fun, coverage and exhilaration. Below are details on when the event takes place for students, how sponsors and volunteers can be involved, and how to learn more about the MAC Scholar Athlete program.