As you may know, a beloved member of the UCP community, Jerry Pattee, passed away earlier this year.
Jerry was a longtime UCP board member, but he was also tremendously active in the larger disabilities community. Jerry volunteered for the OHSU University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), serving on their on the advisory board for nearly thirteen years. He mentored many junior board members and advised on a number of projects and programs over the years.
Six years ago, Jerry was instrumental in creating an OHSU program that focuses on spirituality, health and sibling relationships for people who have disabilities. Since then, the project has assisted thousands of Oregonians with disabilities.
In his honor, the OHSU board has decided to rename the project the "Jerry Pattee Community Engagement Grant Program."