The first foundation partnering was in 2003, with the Maybelle Clark MacDonald Fund, which provided $15,000 in support of the Northwest Shootout, scholarship funding and program support.
The MAC annual fund campaign enables the board to further increase the Fay Sasser, James F. and Marion Miller, Mel Fox and Joe Loprinzi endowment accounts, as well as the general endowment.
Since inception in 2001, the Joe Loprinzi Scholarship Fund has provided $145,000 in scholarship assistance for graduating seniors from among 27 Scholar Athlete schools. For some of these scholarship recipients, MAF's assistance has made a difference in providing additional vocational and educational training. Throughout the years this assistance has allowed the recipients to broaden their educational horizons.
The foundation has supported local area community projects, including: the Lincoln High School field project, the Cleveland High School community field project, and the friends of Grant High School project.
The foundation's grantmaking activities focus primarily on programs and youth in need of financial support, including: team support for St. John's Ladyhawks softball, Sting youth soccer and Air Oregon girls basketball; youth competitions, such as the Milwaukie Track Club, the Rosebud junior squash tournament and Columbia Gorge volleyball exchange; support for physically and mentally challenged athletes, including the Special Olympic Breakfast of Champions and Oregon Disability Sports; scholarship support for numerous high school graduates; support for athletes furthering their development (thus enabling these individuals to compete on an individual basis or as a team participant); and program support, including YMCA basketball programs, West Sylvan youth football, Peninsula Little League, Bicycles and Ideas for Kids Improvement (BIKE), Portland Parks summer and fall tennis programs, and the PAL Unsung Heroes banquet.
Last Updated: 7/17/2012, 1:43 PM (Lisa Bendt)