MAF In Solidarity

With the rise in violence against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, we stand in solidarity against racism, hate, bigotry and discrimination.

As an ally you can report incidences, learn more, and donate at https://stopaapihate.org/ and https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/. These organizations have been recognized by local and national groups for people to take action.

Partners In Diversity suggests one of many mental health resources for anyone in the AAPI...

Pioneers In Skirts

As a part of our celebration of International Women’s Day we invite you to join us for a movie presentation of Pioneers in Skirts on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. with the director. A multi-award winning social impact documentary film, Pioneers in Skirts discusses the bias and sexism that can affect pioneering ambition and the ongoing effort to achieve women’s parity in our culture. This movie is for all ages!

Check out the movie trailer...

Celebrate International Women’s Day

We are continuing the Campaign for Inclusion Panel series with a conversation on International Women's Day.

This virtual conversation, hosted by the Executive Director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, Lisa Bendt, will engage an amazing panel of female leaders. Panelists Shannon Boxx, Jenny Todenhagen, and Corinne Togiai will discuss inclusion, inspiration, and challenges, drawing from their firsthand experiences in athletics, the nonprofit and corporate sectors, entrepreneurship,...

A Tribute in Voice, Word, and Action

Bud Lewis inspired us by the way he lived, laughed and loved. He was an ambassador of friendship, community, and athletics to everyone. At the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and MAC, so many people were touch by this amazing human being.

Join in "Celebrating the Extraordinary Life and Legacy of our friend and MAC member, Leland Stanford "Bud" Lewis, 1920-2021. There will be a virtual celebration of Bud's life on Saturday, March 20th.  You can watch a photo slideshow beginning at 10:30...

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

This year for Black History Month, the Foundation wanted to bring forward voices from our community and share stories from partners with lived experiences different than our own. As we continue to expand our learning and create meaningful and intentional relationships with new people we wanted to share a few of the stories that we have come across.

On Monday, February 22nd, experience an interview with Daniel Williams, a Foundation volunteer, MAC member, father, and athlete. Daniel...

Campaign For Inclusion January 14th Event Recap

This recap is from the January 14th Panel surrounding barrier to inclusion and the impact on mental health.

On behalf of both MAC and MAF, we want to say thank you to all who joined us as we continue our Campaign for Inclusion series.  Your support allows us to bring more of these important conversations to our community and beyond, and we are so grateful to have this platform to do so. 

As promised, here is some follow up information on our latest conversation around barriers to...

Adapt and Empower

Foundation's flexibility allows community to thrive in tough times.

It may seem obvious at this point, but COVID-19 created a significant disruption to normal routines as it swept across the country this past March. For the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF), this time presented an opportunity to adapt and empower its community of volunteers, scholarship recipients and grant partners. The staff and board of directors continue to both look for new ways to provide more flexible support to...

Campaign For Inclusion December 2nd Event Recap

Thank you for joining us on December 2nd for the second in a series of panel discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the conversation and look forward to the next discussion on January 14th. As a follow up we wanted to highlight some of the key points from the discussion as well as provide a link to the full panel recording.

Feel free to share the highlights, the video, or thoughts from the discussion with friends, family and colleagues.

You can view the...

MAF Commends Elevate Oregon with 2020 Impact Award

The Multnomah Athletic Foundation awards over $100,000 annually in grants to nonprofit community partners that support youth athletic participation. Every fall, the foundation recognizes one of those partners with the Impact Award that goes to the organization that best exemplified community collaboration in the last year. The 2020 Impact Award winner is Elevate Oregon. Elevate Oregon serves Oregon’s second most diverse school district – Parkrose.  Elevate’s Deputy Director Paul...

Campaign For Inclusion October 29th Event Recap

Thank you for joining us on October 29th for the 1st in a series of panel discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the conversation and look forward to the next discussion on December 2nd. As a follow up we had a few final questions for our panelists and hosts and wanted to make sure to share their contact information along with a video recording of the panel.

Feel free to share the questions, the link, or thoughts from the discussion with friends, family and...