Who We Are
We are a passionate group of people engaged in an exciting mission—impacting the world through transformational education at Livingstone Adventist Academy. Our product is clear thinking, compassionate, authentic young leaders. Please take a few minutes to get acquainted with us by exploring our website. And if you find your heart resonating with our mission, consider joining us!
We have one mission - Livingstone Adventist Academy students! We don't build buildings, we don't purchase equipment, we don't fund operations. We simply provide financial aid so that students can enroll at Livingstone Adventist Academy. That is all we do!
History & Vision
Livingstone Foundation 4 Education was incorporated in 2019 as a 501 (c)3 charitable organization to raise, prudently manage and steward an Endowment Fund. According to the Bylaws, the sole purpose of the Endowment is to award scholarships to qualified young people making it possible for them to engage in Livingstone Adventist Academy's life-transforming education.
As of October 2019, the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education Endowment Fund has over $20,000 in assets. The cost of providing a private education is significant and it continues to climb. Therefore, the Foundation is positioning itself for continuous growth. As president Rodney Janssen says, "Continuing to grow is paramount to our mission. Our 2-3 year goal is to reach $500,000, and then the next goal will be to double that amount. Ultimately our goal is to grow the Endowment to the point that the School and the Oregon Conference can count on the Foundation to fulfill all the scholarship needs of motivated students who wish to attend Livingstone Adventist Academy."
Interested students may complete the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education Scholarship Application.
To accomplish our mission, we are raising and managing an Endowment - a pool of money that is invested. Each year a portion of the income or interest is drawn off and awarded to students who need financial assistance in order to enroll at Livingstone Adventist Academy. We never touch the principal. Once a gift is given, it is always there working, generating income for student scholarships.
Management of Livingstone Foundation 4 Education is by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board consists of forward-thinking alumni and friends of LAA. They oversee all aspects of the Foundation, including fundraising, investing, and awarding of scholarships.
Meet Our Board Of Directors
Livingstone Foundation 4 Education was organized in 2019. Our goal is to award as many scholarships as possible per year without impacting the principal of the endowment fund. These scholarships will deeply affect the individual students that receive them.
Ultimately it is the goal of Livingstone Foundation 4 Education to be able to support every qualifying student in his/her quest to attend LAA. However, until we reach our financial objectives, we may have to decline some students. Consideration is given on a first come, first served and greatest-need basis.
Livingstone Foundation 4 Education offers scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need. To verify need parents will be asked to submit the first page of their IRS Form 1040 which shows family size and AGI. We also consider other factors such as number of students in private school, recent job losses, or medical challenges.
All applications are reviewed by the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education Committee and families are notified just prior to the beginning of the school year. The deadline for scholarship applications is July 31. For a second semester grant, the deadline is December 31.
Gregory Dufault is currently Managing Director-Investments at Dufault, Smith and Meeuwsen Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors. Greg has been a registered investment professional since 1983. Greg’s practice consists of a blend of endowment, retirement, corporate, and individual assets under management exceeding $250,000,000.
Greg joined Wells Fargo Advisors in January 2007 and is a member of the Premier Advisors Program, a distinction held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.
Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, member SIPC.
When you give to Livingstone Foundation 4 Education endowment, you are assuring that students who desire a Christian education at Livingstone Adventist Academy, get that life-transforming opportunity.
Your gift will be securely managed by Dufault, Smith and Meeuwsen Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, a professional investment firm. The principal will be invested while the income from investment will support students in their quest for a Christian education. Your contribution is tax-deductible as Livingstone Foundation 4 Education is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization.
*Gift Acceptance Policy
Livingstone Foundation 4 Education solicits and accepts gifts to further and fulfill its mission. To protect its endowment and to assure that the wishes of its donors are fulfilled, the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education Board of Directors has adopted the following guidelines for accepting donations.