Members Contribute to Student Athletes Reaching Potential – Loprinzi Scholarships

Pictured above: Asa Wittwer, Jazell Allen, Allie Ball

By Jake Ten Pas

Dual enrollment typically refers to high school students taking college classes before they’ve finished 12th grade. In the case of this year’s Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, that definition could be broadened. In addition to pursuing rigorous academic studies, competing in athletics, and volunteering, these individuals have navigated the challenging and invaluable school of hard knocks.

As MAC members...

Youth Empowerment Amplified

Annual Fund Drive Lights Up Futures

Pictured above: Adaptive Sports NW

Opening Doors to Education: Imagine a student’s face lighting up as they enter a classroom filled with books, eager to explore new worlds and ideas. Your support fuels this excitement by providing access to quality education resources, tutoring programs, and scholarships. Together, we're building a foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Empowering Through Athletics: Sports have the power to teach...

Empowering Dreams

The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship

Pictured above: Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship recipients Jennifer Holzapfel-Hanson, Elli Higginbotham, and Kristian Peev. Not pictured: Ali Noel Gunesch.

In the heart of Portland’s vibrant community lies a scholarship program that embodies the spirit of empowerment and celebrates the pursuit of knowledge and excellence. The Fay Sasser MAC Employee Scholarship, a joint effort between the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) and MAC, stands...

MAC Scholar Athletes: Program Adapts to Serve Local Youth

In its over 50-year history, the MAC Scholar Athlete program has become a multifaceted initiative that holds meaning for a lot of people. While some are enticed by the scholarship, others find the two-year MAC membership, with the option to convert to intermediate membership, to be the real gem. Additionally, the program opens doors to various opportunities through the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and its philanthropic endeavors. However, the intangible sense of community at MAC stands out...

Ready, Willing, and Enabled

Houser Scholarship Rewards Working Smarter in Pursuit of Dreams

“We want to help kids succeed in college and, accordingly, in the future beyond college. We’re enabling them to do something that they otherwise might not be able to do,” says Greg Houser, who, along with his brother Peter, partnered with the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) in 2015 to launch the Houser Scholarship. It provides a $10,000 first-year award — potentially renewable for a second year — for Lincoln...

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2023 MAC Scholar Athletes

Each spring we welcome in a new cohort of MAC Scholar Athletes into a historic and collaborative program between the Multnomah Athletic Foundation and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Comprised of current sophomores from 30 program area high schools, we are thrilled to announce the 2023 MAC Scholar Athlete Cohort which is made up of amazing student athletes from all over the Portland Metro Area! Stay tuned for more features on theses students and the program as we progress through the next two...

Journey of the (Bombas) Socks

Written By Avery Cesar

You may have heard of them, you may have seen them, and you might even be wearing them at this very moment. Bombas socks are not only leaders in comfort but also leaders in many communities like our own Multnomah County. They show other businesses what giving back truly means, especially at this time of year when cold weather affects many in our community.

Socks, although overlooked by many, are the most requested item by homeless shelters across the nation....

Volunteer to help select MAC Scholar Athletes

The MAC Scholar Athlete program, started in 1971, is for high school sophomores who are involved in competitive athletics, committed to their academics with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and are making a positive impact in their community. It has been a wonderful partnership with Multnomah Athletic Club and the Foundation since 1989.

We are excited to share the selection process of the 2023 MAC Scholar Athletes. Each year volunteers make a big difference with a small-time commitment. Your...

FREE Scholarship Writing Workshop

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Multnomah Athletic Foundation are partnering to offer a FREE virtual scholarship writing workshop for high school students. Students will walk away from this session with a drafted personal statement, tips on essay writing and personal storytelling, and more! Imagine one authentic essay that can be personalized and then used for any scholarship application.

Thank you to the Black United Fund of Oregon for facilitating the...

Scholarship Volunteer Recruitment 2023

Each spring the Multnomah Athletic Foundation has open applications for higher education scholarships. Once applications are submitted, the foundation brings together a group of dedicated volunteers to review, deliberate, and ultimately award the scholarships. These volunteers are the crux of making scholarship funding move from funder to student.

Julie Solomon, a MAC member and returning foundation scholarship volunteer, shares why she returns to read and score applications each...