Jeri Hamilton Extraordinary Service Award
Each year, Serendipity honors those individuals and corporations whose efforts have enhanced Serendipity’s capacity to educate and nurture our children. Jeri Hamilton was presented with the first award in 2008. It has become tradition to conclude Serendipity’s annual event, Pearls of Hope, by honoring new extraordinary volunteers with an award presented in Jeri’s name.
Stay tuned to see who will be awarded the Jeri Hamilton Extraordinary Service Award at Pearls of Hope 2017.
For over 20 years Jeff Austin has dedicated himself to the mission of Serendipity Center. He has been a valued leader and visionary since he first began serving as our education attorney while he was a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP. In 2015-2016 Jeff chaired Serendipity’s board of directors, one of his many positions of influence he has held during the course of his tenure. He stepped down as chair at the end of the 2016 school year. Jeff leaves behind a legacy of unmatched generosity and service to Serendipity.
Golnaz Armin is an outstanding example of an individual who has made the advancement of Serendipity’s mission a personal priority. As a Nike material design lead Golnaz has continuously raised awareness for Serendipity among her colleagues and friends. She has also supported our students for years by providing apparel to those in need and through her generous contributions to Serendipity Center.
Pearls of Hope is Serendipity Center's largest
fundraiser of the year, and we need your support!
Center is the oldest therapeutic school in the Portland metro area, and is the
only program that is an accredited, nonprofit 501(c)(3) alternative school
and a certified children's mental health care provider. At Serendipity we
believe every student is capable of learning, recovering and becoming a valued
member of our Portland community.
Pearls of Hope is Serendipity's annual benefit event
that brings together compassionate members of the Portland community for a
night of fun, frivolity, and fundraising. All net proceeds raised by the event
go toward making a difference in the lives of our students and community
through therapeutic education.
For more information, questions or additional
sponsorship opportunities please contact:
and Events Coordinator