2021 Loprinzi Scholarship Winners

Pictured above 2021 Loprinzi recipient Abdiaziz Hussein (center) with Loprinzi Scholarship recipients, Javondre Cole (left) and Tori Lopez (right).

Each spring, students from 29 Portland-area high schools apply for the Loprinzi Scholarship, one of seven scholarships administered by the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. This $8,000 scholarship is awarded to three high school seniors who embrace the spirit of Joe Loprinzi, an athletics enthusiast and longtime MAC employee who positively...

Fay Sasser Scholarship Winners Share Aspirations and Inspirations

Pictured above Ali Gunesch, Mackenzie Parrott, and Quintana Franklin

Over the course of more than four decades, Fay Sasser welcomed everyone who arrived at MAC, from her seat at the Front Desk, with quiet professionalism and a warm smile. Her reputation for consistent and personalized service is one of the stories that inspires the current member experience. It also continues to be associated with a generous MAC employee scholarship program that annually awards $5,000 for students to use...

Partnership Propels MAC Scholar Athlete Program

Range of Experiences Bring Perspectives to Process

The MAC Scholar Athlete program has evolved over the years, responding to the needs of the students and communities it serves, but the goal remains the same. The experience accelerates the success of promising high school students by providing access to a community that enhances their developing athletic performance, offers educational opportunities, and introduces social connections.

This program is a partnership between MAC and the...

Houser Scholarship Provides Funding and Freedom

It’s an age-old question asked by high school seniors: What’s next? Many times, the next step involves college, but financial limitations can pose a large obstacle to post-secondary education. Queue Multnomah Athletic Foundation’s Houser Scholarship — one of several it offers to help bridge the gap of equal opportunity. In 2017, then high school senior, now college senior, Annika Steele was the recipient of the Houser Scholarship and admits that her post-high school experience would...

Congratulations and Welcome to the 2021 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 29* program area high schools, we are thrilled to announce the 2021 MAC Scholar Athlete Cohort which is comprised 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...

MAC Scholar Athlete Gives Back

The MAC Scholar Athlete (MACSA) program has been a tradition for more than 50 years. As is the case with any program with longevity, evolutions have happened along the way. As it stands today, it is a cohort of 29 young people from high schools across the Portland Metro Area.

The program is led by a joint committee of individuals from MAC and the Multnomah Athletic Foundation (MAF) who have developed its current purpose statement. Spencer Raymond, former MAC Scholar Athlete and current...

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...

Shattering Expectations in the Pool and Beyond

A student athlete’s swimming success story

Getting into college wasn’t a problem for Fernanda Rodriguez. The MAC Scholar Athlete and 2017 David Douglas graduate had great grades, was deeply involved in her community and was among the best swimmers in the state in the breaststroke. But paying for college was a different story.

Rodriguez’s family had limited resources, and she had limited access to federal funds typically available to graduating seniors. On top of that, her parents...

Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Fay Sasser Scholarship Recipient: Nora Glynn

Many Roads Lead to Sasser

Annual scholarship funds compassionate students’ goals.

People join MAC for many reasons, from social to athletic to professional. Regardless of why they become members, during her tenure as the attendant behind the Main Entrance Front Desk, Fay Sasser welcomed them to their second home with a smile on her face and their names on her lips.

Such was her reputation for dedicated service over the course of 44 years, that Sasser’s name is still spoken as a...

Scholarship Shoutout Saturday – Fay Sasser Scholarship Recipient: Ava Damis

Many Roads Lead to Sasser

Annual scholarship funds compassionate students' goals.

People join MAC for many reasons, from social to athletic to professional. Regardless of why they become members, during her tenure as the attendant behind the Main Entrance Front Desk, Fay Sasser welcomed them to their second home with a smile on her face and their names on her lips.

Such was her reputation for dedicated service over the course of 44 years, that Sasser’s name is still spoken as a...