Share JOY This Giving Tuesday!
This Giving Tuesday, share joy and hope with people affected by ALS in our community. It's the perfect opportunity to make a difference — your gift will have double the impact!
Your gift will be matched up to $15,000 thanks to the generosity of the Condon family.
The Condon Family: Making a Difference
John Condon passed away from ALS in 2012 but his memory lives on. Every year, the Condon family gives back in memory of an incredible father and a loving husband.
John was raised in Northeast Portland and earned a BA degree from the University of Oregon, a JD from Gonzaga Law School, and a master’s degree in tax from the University of Miami. He loved being an attorney in a private practice and had a passion for developing multi-family housing in Portland. His family is one of his largest accomplishments.
John had three children — Katie, Brian, and Colleen — and was a loving husband to his wife, Kaye. His spirit and energy live on through his family.
All of John’s children have his exceptional qualities. Katie is a pediatric resident in New Orleans and mom to three daughters under the age of 7: Isha, Ancha, and Tais. Just like his dad, Brian is always active and loves challenging himself — two years ago, Brian ran the Boston Marathon, the Seattle Marathon, and the Santa Rosa Marathon. Brian dedicated his Boston Marathon to his dad. Brian also has two children, Ryland (age 4) and Sawyer (1 year old).
John’s youngest child, Colleen, sees much of her dad within herself: She loves chocolate, is stubborn like a mule, and is extremely driven. One of Colleen’s favorite memories is when her and her dad drove from the Oregon Coast to Portland together and spent the drive discussing school, listening to Bob Dylan, and talking about what she wanted to do when she grew up. Although John didn't have the opportunity to attend Colleen’s college graduation from Columbia University in 2016, she has become driven and accomplished just like her dad and is now a senior consultant at Deloitte. In December, Colleen will marry her fiancé, Rob Cornacchia, a senior software engineer at Uber who she met while studying at Columbia — we wish them many happy returns!
Although ALS took an amazing man far too soon, the Condon family has not given up. They give back in John’s memory to ensure that no family is alone on their ALS journey. Together with the Helen John Foundation and the B.P., Lester and Regina John Foundation, the Condon family has donated more than $200,000 toThe ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter.
This Giving Tuesday, the Condon family will match up to $15,000 in donations in memory of John.
Your gift will help families facing ALS right now in Oregon and SW Washington and will advance research for viable treatments and a cure. Please help us ensure that families don't have to face this devastating disease alone.