Northwest Nazarene University was one of 31 local businesses and charities to receive a grant during the annual John H. & Orah I. Brandt Foundation luncheon on the NNU campus Dec. 4, 2019. NNU received a check for $65,000. The grant will be used to help fund the repurposing of the College of Nursing expansion project as well as for student scholarships.
This year the Brandt Foundation awarded a total of $860,000. Since the Brandt Foundation began distributing funds in 2000, they have given more than $7.8 million to local organizations engaged in primary and secondary education, economic education, charity, faith and hope.
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. They worked tirelessly, contributing their time and finances, to help achieve worthwhile community endeavors.