More than 45k raised for scholarships during luncheon

Thursday, December 5, 2013

More than $45k raised for scholarships during luncheon

On Nov. 20, alumni and Salem business and community leaders came together at Broadway Commons to support Corban University students.

Nearly 170 people attended the annual scholarship luncheon and generously donated more than $45,000 in cash and pledges during the event. This marked a substantial increase in attendees and giving said Darrel White, Corban’s director of development.

“The response was very encouraging and the impact on students’ lives is important,” he said. “I believe people are seeing how Corban is providing a high quality education and is focused on developing the students’ character, faith and an attitude of service.”

Throughout the lunchtime event, students and a parent told their personal stories of how the scholarships they received helped them achieve their educational, spiritual and personal goals. Corban President Dr. Sheldon C. Nord shared how students are being transformed in their education and walk with God and having an impact on the world around them.

“Our donors value this and know these young people will make a difference locally and around the world and that investing in their lives can be rewarding,” White said.

Thank you to Joey and Teresa Blubaugh for their $7,500 matching gift and to Adams, Hill & Hess for their Title sponsorship.  Corban wants to thank all sponsors including LCG Pence, VALIC, Doty Pruett Wilson & Company, Jack Were Insurance Service, James Reed & Associates, Aramark, Arbuckle Costic Architects Inc., Progressive Interiors, Select Impressions, Timothy Group, Withnell Motor Company, Blum Real Estate LLC, PT Northwest LLC, and Abbey Carpet Care.

For more information about ways you can make a difference at Corban, contact White at 503-589-8186 or email him at

  • Vice-president for Advancement Curt Jones talks to Scholarship Luncheon attendees on Wednesday Nov. 20, 2013.

  • Salem business and community leader Dick Withnell talks about the value of donations for Corban University scholarships.

  • Parent Melody Wright talks about the value of scholarships her daughter has received because of donations toward the Corban Scholarship Fund.

  • Marion County Judge Vance Day shares a laugh with attendees of Corban's annual Scholarship Luncheon on Wed. Nov. 20, 2013.

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