Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Alec Esparza Youth Activist Fund

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The Michigan LCV Education Fund has created a memorial fund in honor of late Michigan LCV team member, Alec Esparza. Alec worked for Michigan LCV from 2018 to 2019 as one of our then-brand new Our Water Our Vote organizers. He was a wonderful member of our team, making fast friends and working hard to help elect Governor Gretchen Whitmer and a slew of other clean water and clean energy candidates to office.

Alec truly wanted to make the world a better place — and he did. He was an independent, adventurous spirit, with a kind heart, a quick wit, and a passion for politics and the environment, and helping others. Beyond Michigan LCV, he was an Associate Board Member of Special Days Camp, a frequent volunteer for Special Needs Boy Scout Camp Troop, Special Olympics, and Southwest Detroit Immigration and Refugee Center, a kidney donor, Boston Marathon qualifier, and natural mentor to those in need.

Tragically, Alec lost his life in the summer of 2021 when, true to his character, he stopped on a busy road during a major storm to help a stranger in an overturned car.

To honor his legacy and his deep commitment to the environment, Michigan LCV Education Fund — with support from Alec's family — established the Alec Esparza Youth Activist Fund to support young people who are working on climate change, climate justice, and democracy in Michigan. Donations can be made directly to Michigan LCV Education Fund. Funds will be given to youth activists in the form of scholarships, stipends, and/or internships to support young people as they also work to make the world a better place.

This fund will support the critical climate work that Alec spent much of his adult life advocating for and offer Alec’s friends and loved ones, whose lives he touched and who share his dedication to creating a more just world, an opportunity to keep his legacy alive for years to come.

Gifts to support the Alec Esparza Youth Activist Fund at Michigan LCV’s Education Fund (a 501(c)(3) educational organization) may be eligible for a tax deduction.

To make a donation, please visit the Alec Esparza Youth Activist Fund's webpage.