Multnomah University is launching the largest comprehensive campaign in its history — As God Leads: The Campaign for Multnomah University. This three-year effort will raise $18 million to expand support for student scholarships, academic initiatives and athletic facilities.
“Students need more options for completing their educational goals in an affordable way,” said Dr. Craig Williford, Multnomah University’s fifth president. “This campaign is essential to reduce student debt and give more students access to Multnomah University’s education experience.”
The Campaign for Multnomah University focuses on four strategic initiatives. Successful completion of all four goals will set the stage to propel the university into our next century of impact. The four focuses of this historical campaign are:
Increase support for student scholarships ($8 million).
Build a state-of-the-art science and technology building ($6.5 million).
Add new athletic facilities ($2.5 million).
Create a strategic innovation fund ($1 million).
Multiple individuals have made commitments to the campaign of over $1 million including two commitments of $5 million. These dual $5 million commitments represent the single-largest one-time commitments in the history of the university. To date, the university has received $14.8 million in gifts and commitments toward the $18 million goal.
Williford emphasizes the impact of Multnomah University students and alumni on the world. “Our students and alumni courageously and passionately serve where God leads them with a willingness to pursue unexpected opportunities outside of the normal avenues for ministry...including in science and technology,” said Williford.
Multnomah University prepares students to have meaningful careers and lives of impact. Vice President of Advancement, Robby Larson, speaks to the distinctly unique educational experiences. “We’re creating a learning environment that’s centered on Christ and powered by imagination,” said Larson. “We produce graduates who stand out as exceptional employees.”