Dedicated to Promoting Peace and Preserving Oregon’s Natural Beauty and Resources

The Jubitz Family Foundation reflects a strong multi-generational commitment to community service, philanthropy, and environmental stewardship. Following the sale of DAT Services, Al Jubitz, together with his three daughters, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Sarah, established the foundation in 2001. The Foundation is not affiliated with Jubitz Corporation.

Founding Directors

M. Albin (Al) Jubitz, Jr.

Al has been active in the Portland nonprofit community for over 50 years, serving in multiple capacities on boards and in volunteer roles. His greatest devotion is to Rotary, having been a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Portland. He continues to be an active Rotarian and has devoted much of his time to increasing the focus of peacebuilding activities at all levels of the Rotary community – locally, regionally, and internationally. A native Oregonian, Al graduated from Beaverton High School, Yale University, and the University of Oregon School of Business. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Advisors at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon. He has served on the boards of the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, Morrison Child and Family Services, Pacific Crest Outward Bound, Portland Schools Foundation, Energy Trust of Oregon, the Oregon Peace Institute, the National Advisory Board of Environmental Defense Fund, and the Leadership Council at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is passionate about world peace, environmental stewardship, and the many connections between.

Elizabeth (Betsy) J. Sayler, MD

Betsy is a physician of internal medicine, having received a B.A from Yale University and completed her medical training at the University of Washington. She and her husband have raised two grown sons and live in Spearfish, South Dakota.

Katherine (Kathy) H. Jubitz

Kathy is a graduate of Skidmore College and lives in Hood River, Oregon with her family. A fierce environmental advocate, she and her husband have worked together on many restorative and protective initiatives throughout the Northwest. Kathy is currently serving on the board of Ecochallenge.org and is an active volunteer with other nonprofits in her community.

Sarah C. Jubitz

Sarah completed her undergraduate work at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and her master’s degree at Northeastern University. She is a clinical exercise physiologist and lives with her husband and young son near Boston, Massachusetts.

Staff & Advisors

​Sybil Ackerman-Munson, Senior Advisor

Environment Grantmaking Portfolio Manager


Sybil is a consultant and advisor for philanthropic institutions and individuals interested in high impact grant making. Sybil was employed by many prestigious environmental organizations in her career, such as the National Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society of Portland, Sierra Club, and the Oregon League of Conservation Voters. She also has her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School with a Certification in Environmental Law, a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a B.S from Scripps College. Sybil has served on numerous boards, commissions and negotiating teams to solve solutions to complex environmental policy challenges.

In her free time, she is an avid horse back rider and loves to be outdoors with her family and friends.

Patrick T. Hiller, Executive Director, War Prevention Initiative

Peace Grantmaking Portfolio Manager


Patrick holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is the Executive Director of the War Prevention Initiative by the Jubitz Family Foundation and teaches in the Conflict Resolution Program at Portland State University. His writings and research are almost exclusively related to the analysis of war and peace where he also contributes on a regular basis to mainstream media through op-ed commentaries.

Patrick is a member of the Executive Committee of the Governing Council of the International Peace Research Association and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation. He is on the Coordinating Committee of World Beyond War, member of the Advisory Council of the organizations International Cities of Peace and PeaceVoice/PeaceVoiceTV, member of the Board of Directors of the Oregon Peace Institute, as well as member of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. In his free time, Patrick enjoys the outdoors and is a committed triathlete. He lives in Hood River, Oregon with his wife and son.

Lauren Forman, Executive Director, Jubitz Family Foundation

Administration and Operations


Lauren joined the Jubitz Family Foundation in 2019 to provide administrative management. She enjoys building the structure behind the action – freeing staff and consultants to better fulfill the mission. She thrives on helping identify people’s strengths and finding creative solutions to business challenges.

First arriving in Oregon as a college student at Willamette University, Lauren has been active in the Portland community for over 25 years, serving on several nonprofit boards. With a Master’s in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management from the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, Lauren has administered several nonprofit organizations and family offices. An avid golfer, Lauren’s passion for sports is often a topic of conversation with family and friends. Having grown up in Montana, she is happiest in the mountains – on a clear day.