Portland, April 28th, 2014. The second annual Ageless Award Luncheon for the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation (JFRF) was held at the Multnomah Athletic Club. With nearly 300 people in attendance, including Keren Brown Wilson, President and Founder of the Jessie F. Richardson Foundation and Former Governor Victor Atiyeh, JFRF raised $102,000.00 for programs that support vulnerable elders around the globe, and the Oregon-based students and volunteers helping to carry them out. Kay Toran of Volunteers of America Oregon emceed the event, and special guest, the honorable Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, helped to pay tribute to the 2014 award recipients: Ken and (posthumously) Joan Austin, Serge D’Rovencourt, and Pat and Irvan Guss.

Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, with Ken Austin, Ageless Award recipient.

Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer, with Ken Austin, Ageless Award recipient.

Jilma Meneses, Chief Diversity Officer of Portland State University, with Kay Toran, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon.

Jilma Meneses, Chief Diversity Officer of Portland State University, with Kay Toran, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Oregon.

JFRF’s goal is to not only address the immediate needs of indigent older adults, but also to help them realize their maximum potential for purposeful living. For more information visit www.jfrfoundation.org.

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