Celebration of the 5th Annual “Bud” Award

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

5 – 6:30 p.m. (brief presentation at 5:30 p.m) Multnomah Athletic Club Reading Lounge

Celebrate the spirit of Leland “Bud” Lewis – his sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and passion for athletics – with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation as we present the “Bud” Award supporting youth in our community.

We look forward to great company, interesting conversation, and a brief presentation. Please share this invitation and help us spread the word.


Campaign for Inclusion: Women’s Day Panel Follow Up

Thank you for joining us on March 8th for our panel series focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the conversations and look forward to the next discussion in May. As a follow up, we wanted to highlight one specific insight from our panelists as well as provide a link to the full panel recording.

Feel free to share the highlights and the link from the discussion with friends, family, and colleagues.

To view the recording of the March panel, go to this link:...

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,...

Coffee Conversations 2021

Join the foundation to learn about our grant process and to share what your organization is all about.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on March 9th from 9am-10am.

Register for the Grant Coffee Conversation on March 18th from 4pm-5pm.

Our coffee conversations are informal zoom calls where we can hear about your dreams, projects and needs for providing opportunities for kids in our community through athletics.

We will talk a bit about our scope, funding, and criteria and...

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...

Partnership In Community Impact

A wonderful and successful partnership is grounded in knowledge of one another and motivated by an authentic desire to help. That is exactly what we found in our Big Wheel Sponsor, Charles Schwab. We were looking for organizations to work with and support the community outreach in our mission based work. Denise Patridge, a Vice President at the Charles Schwab Portland office, saw the connection between the people who work for both organizations. At the Multnomah Athletic Foundation, we...

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...

Attend the Spin-A-Thon!

Registration Details for 2021: The Ride and The Move

Registration is now open!

To register for The Ride and The Move click here.

The 2021 Spin-A-Thon has three fun elements.

The kickoff is a free virtual celebration of community and participation on January 28th. We will kick off the 2021 events with explanations of the new elements, hear about the community impact of the fundraising and get ready to have some fun!

The Ride and The Move are part of a week-long event set...

Sponsor the Spin-A-Thon

The annual Spin-A-Thon is changing gears and going virtual. Our goal remains the same: to ride and move so that kids have access to sports and education.

The 2021 Spin-A-Thon events will be an upbeat and fun way to benefit the community grant program at the foundation. 100% of the event proceeds go directly towards supporting and enabling youth access to participation in athletics and sponsors are our primary way to support more youth!

Sponsorship is set at five different levels....