This is a follow-up post to the 2010 Student Aid Banquet.
Over 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
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!