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  Portland Business Journal
Thought Leader Forum: Nonprofits

The state of Oregon nonprofits: A panel of experts on the trends and changes in giving, governance and demand for their services

October 26, 2016
KATU News Story

BedMart Mattress Superstore and Tempur-Pedic donated more then $128,000 in beds to support Albertina Kerr

March 13, 2018: Albertina Kerr Partners with Nike for 1K Event for Rip City Race for the Roses

November 7, 2017: Race for the Roses "Rip City" Re-brand with the Rose Quarter

August 15, 2017: 14th Annual Kerr Games Play Out at Hillsboro Stadium

August 11, 2017: Albertina Kerr and Hilton Embassy Suites Announce Project SEARCH Graduation

July 21, 2017: Kerr Bikes, PBOT and Nike help launch Adaptive BIKETOWN

June 30, 2017:  Albertina Kerr and Kaiser Sunnyside Announce Graduation Ceremony

February 10, 2017: Albertina Kerr Announces Closure of Children's Developmental Health Services

October 25, 2016: Albertina Kerr and Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport Announce Graduation Ceremony for Project SEARCH Participants

October 13, 2016: Albertina Kerr Announces 109th Annual Meeting 

July 21, 2016: Albertina Kerr's CEO Announces Statement in Light of Miami Police Shooting

July 12, 2016: Shellie Holk of Albertina Kerr Accepted Into 2016-2017 Clinical Innovation Fellows Program

July 2, 2016: Portland Society Page: Albertina Kerr Raises $6 Million to Address Children’s Mental Health

June 23, 2016: Albertina Kerr's Project Grow to Host Exhibition of Portland Biennial

June 22, 2016: Albertina Kerr Announces New Board Members

June 21, 2016: Albertina Kerr Announces August Green on Green Garden Tour

May 23, 2016: Albertina Kerr Begins Project SEARCH Program With Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport

May 18, 2016: Mayor Elect Ted Wheeler To Speak At Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Dedication Ceremony

May 17, 2016: Albertina Kerr Receives $150,000 Grant from FamilyCare Health

May 10, 2016: Albertina Kerr Announces Community Promise Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2016: Albertina Kerr's Art from the Heart Announces June Art Show

March 29, 2016:
 Albertina Kerr Announces Newly Appointed CEO

March 22, 2016: Albertina Kerr Launches Second Project ECHO in Oregon

  Portland Business Journal:
The health campus private capital built

An article on Kerr's capital campaign, Community Promise, and the work being done to create a Campus for Children's Mental Health.
   Portland Business Journal:
Meet Oregon's Most Admired Companies of 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Albertina Kerr is honored as one of the most admired companies in Oregon according to a survey by the Portland Business Journal. Click here to view the article and the other amazing winners.  
Oregonian: Minty's Story: Albertina Kerr Expands Gresham Campus to Help More Kids in Mental Health Crises 

Click here to read the September 26, 2014 article about Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Capital Campaign. 
   Portland Business Journal: 107 Year Old Portland Nonprofit Gets Big Refresh 

Click here to read the September 26, 2014 article about Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Capital Campaign and the Dedication Ceremony and click here to view a pdf of Chris Krenk's interview.

  Gresham Outlook: Albertina Kerr expands Gresham Campus. 

Click here to read the September 19, 2014 article about Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Capital Campaign.  

  Albertina Kerr Welcomes New Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Gisele Porras. 

Click here to read a press release about Dr. Porras. 
Click here to read the Portland Tribune article announcing her arrival.   

  Portland Business Journal: Albertina Kerr investing $6.5 million to upgrade Gresham Campus. 

Click here to read the August 18, 2014 article about Albertina Kerr's Community Promise Capital Campaign.  

  Oregonian: Race for the Roses - There are still spots available for the beautiful Spring race.

Click here to read the article about the April 13, 2014 Race for the Roses. 
  Oregonian feature: Omamas-Depression in teens and tweens, what parents can do to help.

Click here to read the article. 
  Bedmart Mattress Superstore and Tempur-Pedic donate to an Albertina Kerr Youth Group Home.

Click here to read the full press release.


For the Kids: Two Children's Health Nonprofits Merge with the Hope of Delivering More Care and Adapting to Health Reform

Click here to read the article. 


Harvest Festival at Albertina Kerr's Port City Creative Development Center

A celebratory harvest festival with pumpkin carving, music and fun highlights Port City's new ProjectGrow Farm and brings the community together on October 19, 2013. 

Albertina's Restaurant featured in Oregonian's FoodDay

Albertina Kerr's namesake and history are profiled in this story about Volunteer-run Albertina's Restaurant and Chef Greg Priest on June 4, 2013. 


President & CEO Chris Krenk Featured in Portland Business Journal
Albertina Kerr President & CEO Chris Krenk, MSW, comments on the need to support mental health services in the wake of the tragedy at Clackamas Town Center on December 11, 2012. Read the article.

Albertina Kerr Named to Top 10 Most Admired Non-Profit List 
For the second year in a row, Albertina Kerr was named to the top 10 list Most Admired Nonprofits in Oregon in a survey of more than 1,800 CEOs and business leaders by the Portland Business Journal.

Albertina Kerr in Metro Parent
Metro Parent featured Albertina Kerr's Crisis Psychiatric Care for kids in the October 2012 issue. Kerr’s short-term residential psychiatric crisis care program provides an alternative to hospitalization for children in need of 24-hour care and access to mental health services. Read the article.


Albertina Kerr Employees Honored for Their “Works of Heart”
Each year, the Oregon Rehabilitation Association (ORA) presents the “Works of Heart” award to extraordinary direct support professionals working with people who have developmental disabilities throughout the state. Three Albertina Kerr employees were recognized in 2011 for their exceptional work. Find out who the recipients were and read more about their stories here.

  Albertina's Restaurant and Shops' "Party on the Patio" - June 3 and 4
Albertina's Restaurant volunteers and guest chef Bryan Szeliga talked about the new Saturday brunch menu and the upcoming Party on the Patio event on the Out and About segment with KGW at Sunrise's Drew Carney on Tuesday, May 24. The event, on June 3 and 4, was also featured on The Oregonian's Oregon Live and KATU's Community Blog.

Oregon Lawmakers Struggle to Advert Cuts to Developmental Disabilities Services
Jeanne Farr, Albertina Kerr's Senior Vice President of Developmental Disabilities Services was featured in The Oregonian's Oregon Live article highlighting the possible threat of budget cuts to programs that support people with developmental disabilities. Albertina Kerr provides essential services to Oregonians with developmental disabilities who would be affected by these program cuts. Learn more about how you can help advocate for people with developemental disabilities.

Kerr Bikes Free Community Ride - Tuesday, May 10
Kerr Bikes' free Community Ride was posted on the OregonLive community blog and was highlighted by the OregonLive blog editors. All proceeds of Kerr Bikes benefit Albertina Kerr. Learn more about Kerr Bikes.  



Kerr Bikes in Disney Family Fun
Kerr Bikes, located on the Portland waterfront, was featured as an everyday fun outing in the April 2011 issue of Disney Family Fun magazine. All proceeds of Kerr Bikes benefit Albertina Kerr. Read the article.

  Albertina's Restaurant on AM Northwest
Albertina's Restaurant's guest chef Bryan Szeliga and volunteer Julie Jelline demonstrated how to make one of the delicious new menu items on KATU Channel 2's morning show AM Northwest on Monday, March 28. Watch the segment.
   Albertina's Restaurant hosts Earth Day Dinner, PDX Eater and announced the Earth Day Dinner hosted at Albertina's Restaurant on April 21, 2011. Proceeds benefit Albertina Kerr and Chefs Collaborative. Learn more about Albertina's Restaurant and Shops.

   Albertina Kerr Leases at Cascade Station

The Portland Business Journal announced Albertina Kerr's lease of a new office building in Cascade Station in March 2011. Read the article.

   Students at Horizon Christian Elementary Donate Coats, Books and Stuffed Animals to Foster Children

The Sherwood Gazette featured three students from Horizon Christian Elementary who organized a coat, book and stuffed animal drive at their school for children in Kerr's foster care programs in February 2011. Read the article.


Former Foundation Trustee Jonathan Ater Honored for Public Service
The February/March issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin featured an article about former Albertina Kerr Foundation Trustee Jonathan Ater's work advocating for mental health. Read the article.


Carnival Event Raises $216K For Charity
Fox 12 Oregon recapped Albertina Kerr's annual Spotlight Kerr gala and auction. The event on Feb. 18 raised $216,000 for Kerr's vital community programs and services. The event was also featured in Oregon Live's Scene and Heard.


PSU Athletes Make Valentine's for Kerr
Members of Portland State University's women's soccer and women's basketball teams helped make special Valentine's Day cards for the children, teens and adults served by Albertina Kerr in the community. Watch the video.

Comcast Newsmakers

President and CEO Chris
Krenk appeared in December on
Comcast Newsmakers, a 5-minute, studio-based informational program, airing at 54-minutes after the hour, every hour on CNN Headline News in the Portland area. Watch the video.

AM Northwest
KATU Channel 2 morning show AM Northwest featured an interview with Albertina Kerr's Chris Krenk on Monday, December 20. Watch the video.


KGW TV Channel 8
Look for Albertina's Restaurant and a quote from Chief Development Officer Jodi Lippert in KGW TV Channel 8's story on holiday giving that aired at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. on December 16. Watch the video.

  PDX Reports
KPDX-TV featured Albertina Kerr in a series of PDX Reports on December 14.
Watch the video.

 Hollywood Star News

Albertina's Restaurant and Shops was featured on the front page of the December 2010 issue of the Hollywood Star News as one of the area's local businesses that support the community. Read the article.

   Neighborhood Notes

Albertina's Restaurant and Shops was featured in Neighborhood Notes' "Gifts that Give Back Guide: A Guide to Supporting Local Non-Profits this Holiday Season" on Dec. 8, 2010. Read the article.

   KOIN-TV Studio 6

Albertina Kerr President & CEO Chris Krenk with author and actress Victoria Rowell talked about the need for foster care support in Oregon on KOIN-TV's Studio 6 on Oct. 27, 2010. Watch the video.