Portland, OR. Listening to a cheerful choir and watching the Christmas ships drift by along the Willamette River were highlights of the Albertina Kerr holiday fundraiser, Christmas Ships Soiree, on December 15th at the Waverley Country Club. The Gladheim family was out in force including: Baraket Galdheim, Karsen Gladheim, Avery Gladheim, Jeffrey Gladheim, Christy Gladheim, and their guests. The purpose of the event was to raise money for Albertina Kerr’s Financial Assistance Fund, which helps families cover what insurance does not cover for mental health services. Albertina Kerr successfully exceeded its $25,000 goal by 12% by raising almost $30,000 thanks to a $10,000 donation from presenting sponsor, Providence Health & Services. There were 200 guests at the family-friendly event.

Mike Butkovic, Jeffery Gladheim, Christy Gladheim, Mary Beth Butkovic, Gavin Brown, Candi Brown

Christine Andersen, Doug Adler, Joshua Goldstein, Anne Adler

Jim Carbeau, Shannon Carbeau, Terry Donahe, Jeanne McKirchy-Spencer, Peter Charlton, Anne Adler

Jennifer Bolin, Kenneth Bolin, and their friends joined Josh Lyons, Janell Billings, Douglas Johnson, Jennifer Posey

Dave Underriner, Jeff Carr (CEO of Albertina Kerr)


Kristina Davis, Maureen Wheeler, Jennifer Harmon, Denara Goble, Jane Pesznecker

Waverley Country Club

Historic Christmas ships

From Albertina Kerr:

Since 1907, Albertina Kerr has strengthened Oregon families and communities. Today, we provide programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, empowering them to live richer lives.

We’re building an army of angels – A community that stands together – Where we challenge the norm to create a society that has no barriers. Where people who face developmental disabilities and mental health challenges are included and empowered. Where families are supported and children have reason to smile. Where everyday people reach out to the most vulnerable and give back to their community.

Thank you for joining us.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Albertina Kerr is committed to fostering equity, diversity and inclusion across all settings where people receiving services and their families, employees, board members, foundation trustees, donors, volunteers and vendors feel welcome, respected and that they are treated fairly. 

We believe that embracing equity, diversity and inclusion will bring a broader range of perspectives, experiences and sensitivity, inspiring all members of our community and enriching our capacity to achieve Kerr’s mission.

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