Lee Weinstein Memorial Fund
Dedicated to Lee Weinstein, a tireless advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and all people marginalized by society
Lee Weinstein spent 32 years of his career working at the Westside Regional Center to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Shortly after retiring in 2010, Lee succumbed to cancer. In Lee’s memory, his partner Michael Berman has created the Lee Weinstein Memorial Fund at The Achievable Health Center.
Lee was a unique, special individual. He was as sharp as he was funny, and he was fearless, especially when advocating for his clients. Lee’s years in this world were spent improving the lives of others in our society. He worked tirelessly at the Westside Regional Center to ensure individuals with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to live the fullest, richest lives they could. His impact on the children and adults he served, and the staff he worked with and mentored, has had a lasting impression throughout the community. Lee had a special place in his heart for those who were ostracized or looked down upon by society.
On Thursday, January 4, 2018 (Lee’s birthday), The Achievable Foundation, a nonprofit health center dedicated to serving the same children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities Lee worked so hard for, announced the creation of the Lee Weinstein Memorial Fund. This fund helps provide patient care coordination for Achievable’s patients. Achievable patient care coordinators assist patients and their families navigate the complex health care system they rely on be it coordinating referrals to specialists, communicating with various providers, or acting as their advocate when needed. Achievable’s patient care coordinators work in the same spirit that motivated Lee for over 30 years to help improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.
“Lee was an extremely rare combination of superior intellect, common sense, a very keen wit, incredible compassion and a dedication to making the world a better place. We were all very fortunate to have him in our lives.” – Bill Feeman, Retired Director of Client Services, Westside Regional Center
“I had the privilege of working with Lee for 30 years. He was without a doubt one of the very best people I’ve ever known. His tenacity, conscious and his keen mind made everyone around him work harder and be better. His quick wit and dry poignant sense of humor was the frosting on the cake.” – Mary Rollins, Retired Director of Client Services, Westside Regional Center
To learn more about the Lee Weinstein Memorial Fund, or to contribute, please contact Josh Kruskol at firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 266-7483.