About Us

The Jordan Hess memorial trust was started in 2020 after Jordan was killed in an accident on November 25, 2019.  Jordan was a junior at Western Oregon University where she was studying early education with an emphasis in special education.  Jordan also loved working with children with autism.  Jordan loved her family, Disney, dancing, roller skating, and her friends.  Jordan wanted to make changes in this world to ensure inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  We want to continue to honor her memory and work she started.

We are a non-profit organization, honoring Jordan Hess by carrying on her dreams through others by offering scholarships to college students pursuing degrees in Special Education, dance interest, attending Western Oregon University, or receiving special education services and grants supporting sensory needs of youth.

Our team works hard to carry on her efforts through others by offering scholarships and grants to the community with the intent of supporting the needs of intellectual and/or developmentally disabled children and young adults. Our support of these individuals allows them to be inclusive in their education and community environments. These needs are provided through our grants program to promote inclusion and safety.  We are guided to make change for this marginalized community one step at a time with advocacy and working with our community.  We have the goal of making this a national movement.