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Eli Nachamson Evans

July 28, 1936 - July 26, 2022
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Beth El Synagogue
1004 Watts Street
Durham, NC 27701
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Eli Nachamson Evans, 1936 by Roy Hoffman Eli Nachamson Evans, a philanthropic leader who championed Jewish culture, urban initiatives, and education, and wrote a celebrated memoir inspired by his North Carolina Jewish upbringing, died of COVID complications in Manhattan on July 26, 2022. The president emeritus of the Charles H. Revson Foundation and author of “TheContinue Reading

Ann Pollack Meyer left a message on August 4, 2022:
Dear Josh I was so sad to read about your dad's passing. I worked privately with you when you attended The Dalton School I remember your dad who, was a warm ,lovely ,caring father. I also remember you lovely mom May their memories be for a blessing B'Shalom Ann Meyer
Carolyn Reynolds left a message on August 3, 2022:
Such a smart, funny man. He was a great friend of the Arts and the financial resource for many fine events and productions in New York. He will be missed in the gentler world of arts and letters. Rest in Peace.
Patricia Rosenfield left a message on July 31, 2022:
With grace, humor, and brilliance, Eli Evans dedicated decades of his life to repairing the world, especially for those facing discrimination and injustice. In particular, his work of 50 years ago at Carnegie Corporation helped to build the public interest bar and the community of African-American lawyers so that racism and social injustice could be tackled at the core. His life was a blessing. Sending p profound condolences to all his family.
Elizabeth Schwartz left a message on July 28, 2022:
Eli was a towering friend to my family. He helped establish and endow a writing prize in honor of my sister, Nancy Lynn Schwartz, at our alma mater Sarah Lawrence College. He was unfailingly available for advice, for help, for warmth. He was the epitome of a gracious southern gentleman. I'm so sorry to learn of his passing. May he be a light in Paradise, zol er hobn a likhtekhn Gan Eydn. Sincere condolences to Josh.
Robyn Wittenberg Dudley left a message on July 28, 2022:
May Mr. Eli Evans memory be a blessing. Southern Jewish History is remembered thanks to Mr. Evan's research and publications. We bring this history to life at the Augusta GA Jewish Museum and we all as historians cherish these contributions. Condolences to the family.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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