Northwest Nazarene University was awarded a grant of $55,000 from the John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation. A total of $544,000 was donated to 17 local organizations and presented by their Board Member J.R. Schiller.
Since the Brandt Foundation began distributing funds in 2000, they have given over $3.6 million to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope.
NNU Associate Vice President of Development Mark Wheeler expressed his appreciation stating, “We are most grateful to The Brandt Foundation for their ongoing support of the university. The Brandt Foundation has been a long-time partner with NNU and their generosity once again this year will make a significant difference in the lives of students by funding student scholarships and by supporting the NNU Department of Music.”
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, College of Western Idaho, Empty Hand Warrior, Hope House, Idaho Freedom Foundation, Boise Lighthouse Rescue Mission, Launch Ministries, Love Inc., Nampa Christian Schools, Nampa Family Justice Center, Nampa Salvation Army, Syringa House, and Valley Women and Children’s Shelter (Valley Crisis Center).
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 and responsibility, and the American capitalist system.