Founders

BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE STARTED

EVE Foundation was founded in 2005 by Lee Cox and Carolyn Risher.  EVE (Ending Violence Everywhere) was a movement to create awareness and healing in the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Lee's heart and passion to inspire healing in peoples lives, led him to write a book, Raised on Fear. With over 4,000 copies in circulation, it is being used by many organizations and individuals across the US.

Carolyn Risher is married to Lee. She brings 35 years of business management experience, with skills in financial management and the ability to keep Lee out of trouble. She shares in Lee's passion to help people live extraordinary lives.

With this chapter in their lives coming to an end, Lee and Carolyn have decided to step down and change the mission of EVE by turning it into a parent nonprofit organization to others who inspire to make a difference in peoples lives. The new endeavor is called The Emma and Evan Foundation.

The Emma & Evan Foundation

GET TO KNOW US

The Emma & Evan Foundation was founded by Sherri Howe and her daughter, Ashlyn Bridgeman in 2015.

 

Based in Missoula, Montana, we are  recognized as a dba of Eve Foundation.

 

The mission is simple; to support the families who have lost the littlest of souls far too soon.  Donated wedding dresses are transformed into beautiful infant burial gowns, also called Angel Gowns. These gowns are offered to hospitals, birthing centers and grieving families completely free of charge. Beautiful memory boxes are also created and filled with love and compassion to support families mourning the loss of their baby. 

We have received close to 100 dresses from all over the US from amazing ladies with beautiful and sometimes difficult stories.

 

We have an amazing group of volunteers from seamstresses to organizers to photographers and more.... Everyone wants to help with this heart warming mission.