Vern Patrick Elementary School Awarded More than $130,000 in Funding

Vern Patrick Elementary has been named the recipient of donated funds totaling $130,884 to support an array of school based activities.

Funds received include:

  • A $119,884 award from the Central Oregon Health Council through their Community Impact Funds. Funds were awarded as part of the 2016-2019 Central Oregon Regional Health Improvement Plan. The plan aims to improve the health of Central Oregon residents where important strides will continue to be facilitated by partnerships among healthcare providers, local governments, educators, community-based and non-profit organizations, citizen groups and other entities in the region.
  • A $10,000 grant from an anonymous donor to support Vern Patrick Elementary School’s Community School program which provides after school academic and enrichment opportunities.
  • A $1,000 grant from the Pacific Power Foundation to support low-cost after school programming for children of low income families who may otherwise be staying home alone.
“We are grateful to the Central Oregon Health Council, Pacific Power Foundation and the anonymous donor for their generous support to Vern Patrick Elementary,” shared Jennifer Hesse, Vern Patrick Elementary Principal. “Our school is thrilled for the opportunities that will be made possible for our students, families and the community.”

For questions or for more information about Vern Patrick Elementary’s recent awards, please contact Kelly Jenkins, communications coordinator at 541-923-8233.

About Redmond School District

Located in Redmond, Ore, the Redmond School District serves more than 7,000 students from Redmond, Alfalfa, Crooked River Ranch, Eagle Crest, Terrebonne and Tumalo.  The district currently operates five K-5 elementary schools; two K-8 community schools, two middle schools, one charter school, one educational center and two comprehensive high schools. Its mission is to ensure rigorous and relevant instruction which leads to mastery and the development of productive citizens.  Learn more about the Redmond School District online at