Foundation 4 Education Supports Livingstone Students

June 18, 2021 | Education | Rodney Janssen

Since the start of Livingstone Adventist Academy in 1898, the mission has been to teach students about Jesus. Countless students have entered the school doors in Salem, Oregon and have been forever changed through the love and care of a Christian school.

Unfortunately, though, not all students who have wanted to attend a private Christian school have been able to due to their financial situation.

This need inspired the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education — a nonprofit endowment scholarship program. It was developed in 2019 by a group of individuals not connected to the school or the Oregon Conference.

The Livingstone Foundation 4 Education mission is to provide scholarships to deserving students so that they can attend LAA. According to the organizations bylaws, the sole purpose of the endowment is to award scholarships to qualified young people to make it possible for them to engage in Livingstone Adventist Academy's life-transforming education. It is a prudently managed steward endowment fund. 

Virtual and hybrid learning became the new normal for students across the world. And LAA was no different. The need for financial assistance grew due to the financial struggles related to COVID-19. Through generous donations, the Livingstone Foundation 4 Education was able to ease the financial struggles for two families this year so their students could continue to benefit from a Christian education.

The cost of providing a private education is significant, and it continues to climb. Therefore, the foundation is positioning itself for continued growth.

Rodney Janssen, Foundation 4 Education president, said, "Continuing to grow is paramount to our mission. 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.”

We invite you to join us in our mission as we begin to look toward the 2021–2022 school year. If you'd like to know more about Livingstone Foundation 4 Education or how you can join changing the lives of students, visit Please pray for this mission as we grow with God’s guidance and create life-changing stories for students at Livingstone Adventist Academy.