On Saturday, May 5, 2018, our chapter will present Jay and Renee Haladay with the Living and Giving Award; an award that is presented to outstanding philanthropists, not only to JDRF, but to our community at large.
Jay and Renee met in college at UCLA relocating to the Portland area 25 years ago after career stops in Virginia and Florida. Jay was responsible for developing Viewpoint Construction Software into one of Oregon’s largest software firms. As Viewpoint's CEO and Chairman of the Board, he was recognized as Technology Executive of the Year in 2013. After over 40 years in the technology field, Jay retired in 2015. Jay and Renee have four children and their seventh grandchild is on the way. More recently, the close-knit family created 10 Branch to mentor and invest in early stage companies and to support their family’s entrepreneurial ventures. The Haladay’s, along with their children’s families, are all residents of Lake Oswego.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and because of generous donor and partner support, we have been able to direct over $2 billion toward research. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. JDRF collaborates with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our vision is to create a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.