Trish Morris Named Program Director for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Morris retires from the financial industry to follow her passion of serving individuals with Down syndrome.


Denver – Global Down Syndrome Foundation announced today that Trish Morris has been named Program Director and will oversee programs designed to further the Foundation’s goal to significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.

Morris joins the Foundation from Wells Fargo Advisors where she served as Associate Vice President and Portfolio Manager. After 25 years in the financial services industry, Morris retired in order to pursue her passion for helping individuals with Down syndrome and people with disabilities.

“We are excited to have Trish and our team take our programs and educational series to the next level. She has great passion for the mission and is also very focused on results”, says Michelle Sie Whitten, executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

Morris will be responsible for the development and operations of programs such as the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class, Dare to Move with Pure Barre, Dare to Play Soccer Camp and the Global Down Syndrome Educational Symposium Series.

The programs all link to the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, the medical care arm of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. To schedule an appointment for your child with Down syndrome at the Sie Center for Down syndrome call 720-777-6750.

Assisted by her family, Morris is the driving force behind “An Evening to Remember, A Very Special Party for some Very Special People”, an annual event for individuals with special needs and their families.” Morris also volunteers with the Mile High Down Syndrome Association, The John Lynch Foundation and Children’s Hospital Colorado.Trish resides in Lone Tree, Colorado with her husband, Rick and their three canine companions.

For more information about Global Down Syndrome Foundation call 303-321-6277.

About the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public non-profit 501(c)(3)  dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.  Formally established in 2009, the Foundation’s primary focus is to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home in the US committed to research and medical care for people with the condition. Fundraising and government advocacy that corrects the alarming disparity of national funding for people with Down syndrome is a major short-term goal.  The Foundation organizes the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show – the single largest annual fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome.  Programmatically the Foundation organizes and funds many programs and conferences including the Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, Global Down Syndrome Educational Series, and Global Down Syndrome Multi-Language Resource Project.  The Foundation is an inclusive organization without political or religious affiliation or intention.