Who else knew Whitney?
Our thanks to everyone visiting this page. We will miss Whitney tremendously and as we celebrate the bright light she brought to the world, her contagious laugh and indomitable spirit, we invite you share your favorite memories of her on this site. Please use MessagesForWhitney@gmail.com for longer or private messages.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Whitney Elliott Neal Jonske Memorial Fund at the Catlin Gabel School. https://www.catlin.edu/give-t…
Update from Sept. 20, 2021
ADD TO WHITNEY'S LEGACY - GIVE A GIFT IN HER NAME
We will be establishing an endowment in Whitney’s name at the Catlin Gabel School to support her passion for the performing arts and languages programs. You can use the following link (https://www.catlin.edu/give-t…) to make a donation online. . Alternatively, you can mail a check to the Catlin Gabel School (8825 SW Barnes Road Portland, Oregon 97225). Please make sure to note that it is for the Whitney Neal Jonske Memorial Fund so that it is allocated correctly.
Please feel free to contact MessagesForWhitney@gmail.com if you have any questions.
In addition, below are some other wonderful organizations close to Whitney's heart and where she was an active member of the volunteer leadership.
Camp ELSO's mission is to teach and frame STEAM and nature based education through a lens that centers and elevates the stories, ways of knowing, individual needs, and lived experiences of Black and Brown communities.
MIKE Program is a Portland, Oregon nonprofit organization founded in 2003, for which Whitney served on the board of directors. MIKE Program focuses on engaging youth as the solution for a healthier society. Through education, mentorship and community outreach, MIKE guides young people through a comprehensive, hands-on health science education training, impacting their lives and creating a ripple effect for those around them. https://interland3.donorperfe…
Update from Sept. 17, 2021
Sept 17: A public celebration of life event will be held for extended family and friends in the Spring of 2022 in Portland. Future details to be determined. Please subscribe for updates.
Whitney Elliott Neal Jonske, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on September 15, 2021 surrounded by family at the age of 37. Her kindness, generosity and laughter were contagious. She made this world a better place for everyone who met her and she will be greatly missed.
Whitney was born Whitney Elliott Neal, on May 2, 1984, in Portland, Oregon to Marilyn Saito and David Neal of Tillamook, Oregon. She moved to Portland in 1994 with …