The Unforgettables Foundation, an Inland Empire non profit providing financial burial assistance for parents who have lost their children, now has a new chairman of the board.

Eileen Hards is replacing Gary Christmas, who has led the board for the past year.

“I am excited to welcome someone with such enthusiasm to chair the Board,” said Founder Tim Evans of Highland. “A young professional like Eileen will bring energy and new ideas to our organization.”

Eileen Hards has been a member of the board since 2011 and has acted as an Executive Committee member since 2012. Her efforts for TUF include spearheading a new annual event known as the Bachelor Auction, as well as refreshing the website and incorporating digital communication with donors.

“I am honored to be given a chance at a young age to lead a group of amazing people doing amazing things,” said Eileen. “Our organization is continuously trying to do more and more for our community and I look forward to contributing to the advancement of The Unforgettables Foundation.”

In addition to The Unforgettables Foundation, Eileen is also president-elect of The Pick Group of Riverside and Chairs the Pick Board Development Training Program that teaches young professionals to become effective board members.

Eileen works at the University of Redlands as the Marketing Coordinator where she project manages numerous marketing campaigns. She also coaches the school’s cheer team.

This year, The Unforgettables is being led by Eileen as well as a team of well-respected businesswomen including Devonne Rowlen as chair-elect, Linda Stratton as secretary and Jenny Wright as treasurer. Gary Christmas is also on the executive committee as Immediate past chairman, along with Mitch Morales as vice president, James Persinger and Robert Sturner as members at large.

About The Unforgettables Foundation

The Unforgettables Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded by Timothy Evans in 1999. During a decade of clinical ministry to children and their families, Evans assisted families with many crises surrounding the death of a child, not the least of which are the financial burdens experienced by families with limited resources. For 15 years the organization has provided burial assistance for more than 4,000 families in Southern California. It is the mission of the organization that every family that goes through the terrible tragedy of losing a child should be able to afford a dignified burial.

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