Portland, May 20th, 2015. Morrison Child & Family Services hosted their 2nd Annual Silver Linings Luncheon at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. More than 260 friends of Morrison, including Molly Kohnstamm, Former Morrison Board Member; Jane Holbrook, Morrison Board Chair; Amy Dickerson, Former Morrison Board Member, came together to donate nearly $100,000 in support of Morrison’s groundbreaking programs to treat children and families coping with the effects of adversity and trauma. Matching donations were made by Al & Nancy Jubitz and Arlene Schnitzer. (photo credit, Elijah Hoffman)
Alan Vandehey, Morrison Board Member; Todd Caldwell, Vice President-Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; Thomas Slick, CFO Morrison Child & Family Services
Michael Thomas, Sanctuary consultant for Morrison Child & Family Services, and Al Jubitz, Morrison Board of Director Emeritus, sharing notes before the Luncheon
The keynote address was given by faculty member, national trainer and curriculum contributor for the Sanctuary Institute, Michael Thomas. The Zidell Companies were honored with Morrison’s Goldman Award for their stellar community leadership in helping our underserved children. The Goldman Award is given in memory of Muriel and Marvin Goldman for their lifetime commitment to improving the lives of children in Oregon.
Charlene Zidell, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications, Zidell Companies accepts the Goldman Award on behalf of Zidell Companies; Drew Henrie-McWilliams, CEO Morrison Child & Family Services presents the award.
Kinsey Wright, Development Director, Morrison Child and Family Services; Timothy Phipps, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Alicia Knox, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services; Linda May Wacker, Program Director, Morrison Child & Family Services; NeCola Henderson, Parent Mentor, Morrison Child & Family Services
Morrison’s newest video, featuring their Parents Anonymous® of Oregon and Parent Mentor program, also premiered at the luncheon. To watch the video, visit Morrison’s YouTube Channel.
Since 1947, Morrison Child & Family Services has delivered specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with abuse, neglect, domestic violence, drug and alcohol addiction, criminality, and other harmful stress factors. Morrison’s Silver Linings Luncheon is a unique opportunity for business and community leaders to learn more about the positive and necessary impact Morrison has on our community. This event is much more than a fundraiser; it is an opportunity for guests to create stronger alliances with companies, business people and community leaders dedicated to restoring childhood, rebuilding families, and renewing hope.
Portland, June 11th, 2013. Nearly 100 friends gathered in Zidell Hall at the Rose Schnitzer Manor for the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation 2013 Annual Reception. Min Zidell was surrounded by family as she was honored as Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s outstanding Legacy Society Member for her endowment fund created for Oregon’s Jewish Indigent Burial Society, Hesed Shel Emet. (photo credit, Elie Bulka) Family members include: Steve Lippman, Matt French, Vicki French, Mike French, Jessica Justice, Jason and Athena Zidell, Stephanie Sherwood, Charlene Zidell, Becky Polley and Jay Zidell. Mackenzie Polley is on Min Zidell’s left.
Outgoing President, Eric Rosenfeld, presents an award to Min Zidell as OJCF’s Outstanding Legacy Society Member for her endowment fund created for Oregon’s Jewish Indigent Burial Society, Hesed Shel Emet.
Hesed Shel Emet recognizes that all Jews deserve to be buried with dignity regardless of their financial circumstance. The program was spearheaded by Cedar Sinai Park chief development officer Debbi Bodie in 2009, and is led by Steering Committee Chair Rabbi Ariel Stone, the Oregon Board of Rabbis and a committee of community leaders. Ms. Bodie continues to administer Hesel Shel Emet with the support of Cedar Sinai Park.
This is the first permanent endowment for Hesed Shel Emet. The ultimate goal is to have the financial needs of the program met through endowment funds like this.
Julie Diamond, Executive Director presents Eric Rosenfeld, Outgoing President with an award and a capybara t-shirt. Mr. Rosenfeld is President of Capybara Ventures.
Charlene Zidell speaks about her mother, Min Zidell’s, endowment for the Oregon Jewish Indigent Burial Society, Hesed Shel Emet.
Sharon Morell, Incoming President with Bob Philip and OJCF Board Member Jill Edelson
Attendees also paid tribute to OJCF outgoing president Eric Rosenfeld, who has led the foundation since 2010 and welcomed incoming president Sharon Morell. Mr. Rosenfeld is a managing partner at Capybara Ventures and a co-founder of the Oregon Angel Fund. Ms. Morell is a relationship manager for Morley Financial. She is also a member of the foundation’s investment committee, the OJCF Youth Foundation Advisory Committee and is the treasurer of Cedar Sinai Park.
The board and fund holders also approved the 2013-2014 roster of board members which include new members Owen Blank and Mrs. Zidell’s daughter, Charlene Zidell. Mr. Blank is a partner with Tonkon Torp LLP and has served on the boards and advisory panels of many local organizations. Ms. Zidell, is the Director of Corporate Relations and Communications for Zidell Industries and is actively engaged in the community sitting on numerous non-profit boards, donating her time and resources.
Jeffrey Wolfstone, who formerly served as Congregation Beth Israel’s representative for OJCF, will continue on the board as Vice President on the Executive Committee as an at-large member. Mr. Wolfstone is a shareholder at Lane Powell. He continues to serve on the board of Congregation Beth Israel and is a member of the Portland Angel Network.
The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation is dedicated to creating, promoting, and facilitating a culture of giving, and serves as the guardian of permanent funds available to safeguard the quality of Jewish communal life in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The Foundation invests its assets to foster strong support of the community’s current needs while also providing resources for future generations.
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