NNU was awarded a grant of $50,000 from the John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation. A total of $520,000 was donated to 16 local organizations and presented by Brandt Foundation Board Member Jerry Hess.
Since the Brandt Foundation began distributing funds in 2000, they have given over $3.1M to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope.
President Alexander expressed his appreciation stating, “A long-time partner to the University, the Brandt Foundation’s generous contributions will support both student scholarships and the construction of the Learning Commons. We are extremely grateful for their commitment to the mission of NNU.”
The Brandt Foundation is committed to actively supporting private and public education and other community endeavors. This year’s grants will also benefit Boise State University – Chair of Free Enterprise, Biblical Studies Center, Boise Philharmonic Association, Boys and Girls Club, Cascade Lake 4-H Camp, College of Western Idaho, Hope House, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Lighthouse Rescue Mission, Love Inc., Nampa Christian Schools, Nampa Family Justice Center, Nampa Salvation Army, Syringa House and Valley Crisis Center.
Donated amounts are listed below.
Boise State University – Chair of Free Enterprise $65,000
Biblical Studies Center $50,000
Boise Philharmonic Association $5,000
Boys and Girls Club $20,000
Cascade Lake 4-H Camp $3,000
College of Western Idaho $23,000
Hope House $10,000
Idaho Freedom Foundation $25,000
Lighthouse Rescue Mission $60,000
Love Inc. $60,000
Nampa Christian Schools $50,000
Nampa Family Justice Center $5,000
Nampa Salvation Army $60,000
Northwest Nazarene University $50,000
Syringa House $17,000
Valley Crisis Center $17,000
John and Orah Brandt were community leaders in the Treasure Valley throughout their lives. Known for honesty, humility and integrity, they actively supported private and public education. The Brandts possessed an abiding Christian faith and believed in individual liberty, individual responsibility and the American capitalist system. They worked tirelessly to help achieve worthwhile community endeavors contributing both financially and with their time and effort.