(San Francisco, CA)—The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) mourns the passing of Eva Grove, who served as a Board member since 2009. Eva, who was 87, died peacefully on May 31, according to The Grove Foundation which was founded in 1986 by Eva and her late husband, Andy.
“Eva was such a key part of the board and the ILRC as the chair of the Board Finance Committee, a member of the Board Executive Committee, and a thoughtful and consistent contributor to our strategy and direction,” said ILRC Executive Director Eric Cohen. “She was a willing and marvelous brainstorm partner and always had the humanity of the staff and community foremost in mind when sharing her opinions and ideas.”
Eva and The Grove Foundation were honored in 2008 by the ILRC with the Phillip Burton Award for Immigration & Civil Rights Policy.
Eva was the second ILRC Board member who has passed away this year--Alan Tafapolsky died on April 11. You can read the ILRC’s statement on Alan’s passing here on our website.
Eva is survived by her two daughters, Karen and Robie, and six grandchildren. Eva’s obituary can be found here.