PAA Scholarship Auction Raises $103,000

December 16, 2017 | Liesl Vistaunet

A remarkable $103,000 in donations made for a record-breaking night at the Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS) Auction. The support reflects a faith and love for Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) as it serves students a Christ-centered and character-driven education in Portland, Ore.

“It was absolutely amazing,” says Jason Bibb, acting PAA principal. “God brought our faithful supporters together to help students through PAASS. He is so good, and He has blessed PAA immensely.”

This school year, more than 80 students are receiving tuition assistance from PAASS, funded entirely by community donors. 

The students come from families dealing with a variety of challenging circumstances. From single-parent homes to families managing major health crises, job losses and even the death of a caretaker, PAASS offers parents and grandparents peace of mind through the storms of life. 

Furthermore, those who give to PAASS give a student a chance to thrive.

“Now that [my son] is at PAA, he comes home more confident, outgoing and positive,” says one mother. “It’s changed his life to be in a place that doesn’t contradict his beliefs.”

“You’re providing a spiritual home for [my son] and all of these students,” she adds. “They are getting opportunities they need that they could never get at a public school. God is working through you to bring students to a safe place where they can be supported in their faith and love of Jesus. It’s overwhelming how grateful I feel.”

Read more on the PAA website.