Portland, February 15th, 2013. Spotlight on Kerr: Rock Around the Clock drew 317 people to the LeftBank Annex for a retro good time. The benefit raised $188,611 for the services Albertina Kerr provides to strengthen Oregon families by helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. (Photo Credit, Andie Petkus)

The Blue’s Brothers, Chuck Sauvain, Tony Seashore, Ollie Collins, Peter Nielsen, Bill Ashenden, did their own special performance – in true Jake and Elwood Blues form!

The Blue’s Brothers, Chuck Sauvain, Tony Seashore, Ollie Collins, Peter Nielsen, Bill Ashenden, did their own special performance – in true Jake and Elwood Blues form!

The  co-chairs were Kim Borton, Traci Richardson, Kirsten Chambers

The co-chairs were Kim Borton, Traci Richardson and Kirsten Chambers

Peter Nielsen and Bill Ashenden

Peter Nielsen and Bill Ashenden

Denise Smith, and Albertina Kerr board member Rich Smith of Kaiser Permanente Northwest at the Rock Around the Clock at Albertina Kerr’s Spotlight on Kerr Gala

Denise Smith, and Albertina Kerr board member Rich Smith of Kaiser Permanente Northwest at the Rock Around the Clock at Albertina Kerr’s Spotlight on Kerr Gala (Photo credit, Paparazzi Tonight)

Albertina Kerr governing board chair Priscilla Lewis of Providence Health and Services* with board members Angela Hult* of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Celia Murphy

Albertina Kerr governing board chair Priscilla Lewis of Providence Health and Services with board members Angela Hult of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon and Celia Murphy

Bev and Bill Ashenden

Bev and Bill Ashenden

The silent auction featured a host of hot items.

The silent auction featured a host of hot items.

Erik Pierce from Paparazzi Tonight was snapping photos.

Erik Pierce from Paparazzi Tonight was snapping photos.

Programs, resources and services for children with developmental disabilities and mental health and behavioral challenges and support for their families.

The gala raised funds for services benefiting children and support for their families.

From Albertina Kerr:

Our Mission
Albertina Kerr partners with the community to support people with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges to lead self determined lives and realize their full potential.

Our Vision
All children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges will thrive in nurturing homes and inclusive communities.

It is our goal that Albertina Kerr’s services will create a community where all children, adults and families facing mental health challenges and developmental disabilities:

  • Live rich and meaningful lives in their communities.
  • Have a sense of identity and learn successfully.
  • Are supported in connecting with their biological families and live with biological families whenever possible.
  • Enjoy the same educational opportunities as their peers.
  • Develop the capacity to earn a living wage.
  • Learn to live independently and in the least restrictive setting possible.
  • Have the choices to participate in the daily life activities of their non-disabled peers.
  • Have hopes, dreams, friends and the ability to shape their own futures.

Contact Albertina Kerr at this website.

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