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