In lieu of flowers or gifts, in celebration of Karin Crehan, her family and friends have agreed to establish a memorial fund in her honor with donations being made to The Oak Crest Institute of Science in Monrovia.

Karin was a mother, a grandmother and a loyal friend, who worked in the Monrovia Chamber of Commerce for many years. It was while at the Chamber that Karin learned about Oak Crest, the new arrival to Monrovia. She enjoyed finding out about the important biomedical research being carried out on her doorstep. More importantly, she enjoyed hearing about the educational and outreach programs Oak Crest was providing to students in the local area.

During the last year, Karin’s interest in Oak Crest was focused on the COVID-19 study and its effects of workspace safety.

It is because of Karin’s interest that her sons, Jacen and Zachary, together with her close friend Nancy Bond, agreed that a suitable memorial fund in her honor should focus on The Oak Crest Institute of Science and include COVID-19 research.

For these reasons, all funds received in memory of Karin Crehan will be used to support local community college students working at Oak Crest.

The students will join the COVID-19 study as test subjects while experiencing life in an active research environment. The students have enormous potential and are usually disadvantaged by a combination of events and conditions outside of their control. Giving them access to real-world laboratory experience, strong role models, and dedicated mentorship can change their lives.

Donation checks should be sent to:
The Oak Crest Institute of Science
132 W. Chestnut Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016

Donations are tax deductible. Please indicate “Karin Crehan” on your donation.