Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Memorial Contributions

Nacho’s passions ran wide and deep. In honor of his memory, contributions can be made to one of the following funds in the areas that best represent his children’s passions.

1. Willamette Academy

Willamette Academy at Willamette University is a college access program committed to empowering youth who have the desire and potential to advance to higher education, targeting those who are historically under-represented at colleges and universities in the United States. Willamette Academy is a supplemental education program in which diverse students are challenged and inspired to enhance their critical thinking skills, see themselves as leaders in their community, and develop a love of learning. Our hope is that through community support and cooperative efforts with families and public schools, Willamette Academy students will develop a stronger foundation on which to build their futures.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: Willamette Academy, Willamette University, 900 State St., SE, Salem, OR 97301


2. The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (JGEMS)

The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School provides an engaging and meaningful focus for students to achieve Oregon academic standards. Through partnerships with community and governmental organizations, an integrated curriculum design and an emphasis on field-based projects, students will actively apply their knowledge and skills as they improve our local and global environments.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: JGEMS, attn: Karen Weddle,1285 21st St. NE Salem, OR 97301


3. TLC (Terra Lynne Cordova) Fund

Nacho’s daughter, Terra Lynne, was born with a rare chromosome disorder, Trisomy 9 Mosaic, and requires expenses for medical therapy which are very costly. This fund has been created for those financial demands which will be a hardship for Michelle in the years to come.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: TLC Fund, c/o Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service & Oakleaf Crematory, 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301



  1. RIP Professor Nacho

  2. I am so sorry to hear this, my respects to Prof. Cordova and my deep condolences to his wife and children. Prof. Cordova was going to be our discussant in the Social Movement Panel for LASA in San Francisco 2012.
    Carolina Sanchez De Jaegher
    RA Utrecht University
    The Netherlands, Europe

  3. I know this is really late and dont want to hurt any of his family. I was still wrappimg my mind around everything at the time so i didnt reach out. Being that it has been five years and my husband were doing the same parade as we were that day. We were the first responders on that day. I just want the family to know when we knew i held his hand and prayed for him. Like i said sooo sorry to do this now. I just want the family to know he wasnt alone.