Former president of the Urban League of Portland’s Young Professional Chapter, Rob Ingram, who passed away suddenly in 2011, received a national recognition yesterday. Dana Ingram, his widow, accepted in his honor the Robert Ingram National Day of Service Award, naming all future national award recipients in his honor. Rob dedicated his life to improving our city– especially by positively impacting the lives of children. He was passionately dedicated to the success of all Portlanders, especially our youth of color, and served our community in a variety of meaningful ways.
Beyond his leadership of the Young Professionals, Rob also served as president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters African American Advisory board, was an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and had been Director of the City of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention for five years. We applaud the National Urban League of Young Professionals for honoring a beloved member of the Urban League family, and we commend the Urban League of Portland for building on his legacy.