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Students Volunteer At Aid Banquet

Comments Off Written on March 26th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General, Students

This is a follow-up post to the 2010 Student Aid Banquet.
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March 6 AJ Volunteers 1Over the years of having our Student Aid Banquets, we've been really blessed to have so many students volunteer. Without their help, the donors would not have as good a time and the night would not be possible! Some of the tasks they help out with include:

  • Setting up the day before
  • Greeting and welcoming guests
  • Personally escorting them to the registration table
  • Assisting them in the parking lot
  • Sharing their story with donors
  • Coat check
  • Ushering to seats
  • Gathering Multnomah materials after banquet
  • Bringing materials back to Multnomah and unloaded van

Student Organized

This year Bible College Junior AJ Elzinga (3rd from left, image above) recruited 16 fellow students to volunteer at our Student Aid Banquet on March 6th.  AJ did this last year and it was a huge hit.  They all came on time, dressed "to the nines", had a lot of fun, and really connected with our donors. Donors commented afterwards how nice it was to be greeted and assisted by students.

Here's what AJ had to say about why he got involved:

“It is important for student volunteers to help with the Student Aid Banquet because it provides us with an opportunity to be servants to our school. Multnomah has blessed each and every one of us by providing a quality Biblical education that we will use for the rest of our lives. I believe that we are blessed to be a blessing and that we can help our school raise support for future students to be blessed by simply giving some of our time to show donors what Multnomah is really all about: raising up and sending out servant leaders in the image of Jesus. Growing up in the midst of a generation that struggles deeply with cynicism, and a negative attitude towards authority after being burned so many times, it is a privilege to support the leadership of our school and to demonstrate the difference that Multnomah has made in each of our lives."

Thank you for your kind words, AJ. And thank YOU to all of the students who chipped in - you are truly a huge reason why we do what we do!

2010 Student Aid Banquet = Blessings!

2 comments Written on March 24th, 2010 by
Categories: Alumni, Financial Aid, General, Students

As many of you know, a not-for-profit institution of higher education (like Multnomah) does not subsist on tuition revenue alone. Another significant area of operational income is provided by donors who believe in the mission that God has placed before Multnomah. These donors want to see Multnomah students graduate and use their gifts and education to advance the kingdom of God. Many of these donors are alumni, some are companies or foundations, but most are friends of the institution who have been faithful for many years. 

Banquet_banner2010 Student Aid Banquet Stats

  • 436 Donors Attended
  • 16 Students Volunteered
  • $131,462 in Student Aid raised!

Annual Student Aid Banquet

Aside from the many other ways that donors support Multnomah students, one of the most popular is the Annual Student Aid Banquet held at venues in Portland, Oregon every March. This year, following the theme of Dr. Lockwood's President's Annual Report, we were "Moving Forward, Building Momentum". There were great speakers, student testimonials, a video, student-led music, and a fantastic dinner which was paid for ahead of time by still more donors!

What this means is that 100% of the proceeds from the Banquet go directly to Student Aid!

The funds don't go for the electric bill, employee salaries, building costs, or anything other than a fund specifically set aside to lower the cost of attending Multnomah.

Keeping Multnomah Tuition Low  

  • Many people don't know this, but it costs Multnomah about $19,202 to educate one student.
  • Tuition and Fees paid by students only cover an average of $14,642
  • This means that there is a "Student Need Gap" of approximately $4,560 that has to be filled in by donors who know that students going in to ministry can not afford higher tuition.

Rejoice with us and remember to thank a donor if you know one - without them, providing a Multnomah education would not be possible.

 One More Thing

We would be remiss if we did a post about giving to student aid, and then didn't show you our online giving tool!

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Prayer For Multnomah

Let me start by saying "thank you!" to all of you who faithfully pray for the ministry of Multnomah.

Prayer Needs

  • Dr. Dan and Eric Rice as they travel to the Alaska Student Aid Banquet, Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 7:00pm at ChangePoint Church in Anchorage Alaska
  • Multnomah staff, faculty and students who are travelling around the world in support of missionaries or on vacation.
  • Alumni missionaries
  • Staff who have been laid off or downgraded in hours - that they would find a new place to work before their MU end-date of June 30th, 2009 arrives.
  • For ProCom and the Web Team as they embark on the Website redesign this summer and fall - while maintaining all the rest of MU's communications tools and current site.
  • For our Advancement Department who is out in the field seeking donors to support scholarships and student aid.
  • For new students who are still on the fence about coming to Multnomah - that they would make a confident decision for Multnomah if that is God's will for them.
  • For the safety and energy of our Campus Services department as they embark on the many facilities projects this summer.

Thank you all for your prayers. May they be answered in the form of many future generations of ministers who love Jesus, know their Bibles, and advance God's kingdom.