After a lifetime of leading organizations, mentoring young leaders and staff, and changing the civil rights landscape in California and nationally, our beloved leader, Eva Paterson is retiring from EJS on August 31, 2022, to begin a new phase of life.
EJS created the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund to honor the incredible legacy of Eva’s work and commitment to the Equal Justice Society, which she co-founded over 22 years ago.
Our deepest gratitude to the donors who generously contributed to the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund – those listed below as well as contributors who asked to remain anonymous. The list below is updated as of September 20, 2022.
Henry L. Hecht
Kelly Dermody and Billie Mizell
Elizabeth Cabraser, Kelly Dermody, and Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP
The San Francisco Foundation
The California Endowment
Paulette Meyer and David Friedman
Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee (MTYKL) Foundation
Kissinger Family Foundation
Adler & Colvin
Don Tamaki and Suzanne Ah-Tye
Nancy K.D. Lemon and Blaine Devine
Thomas Layton and Gyöngy Laky
John M. True and Claudia Wilken
Gary Delgado Marcia Henry
Dale Minami and Ai Mori
Paul and Mara Romanak
Up to $300
Lois Corrin Lafayette
Kim Klein and Stephanie Roth
Pamela Robinson and Eldee Bitseff
Steven and Claire Goldstein
Constance de la Vega
Hon. Gordon Baranco (Ret.)
Join us in honoring Eva’s legacy by joining the Eva Paterson Legacy Fund!