From Elliot Hinds, Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Urban League

“It is with a heavy heart that we express our condolences for the tragic death of our beloved board member Michelle Avan. Sometimes there are no words to express the shock and deep pain caused by a sudden loss. We are mournful of Michelle’s loss of life and the certain, continued positive impact she would have had on our community. But, at this time, we at the LA Urban League mostly extend our blessings and hope for peace to Michelle’s family.”

From Michael A. Lawson, President & CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League

“We welcomed Michelle as a valued new member of the Los Angeles Urban League Board, but she was also a friend and a mentor to so many before she joined our board. Our hearts, our prayers and our condolences go out to her family, her friends, her loved ones, and all those who experienced the joy of knowing her. We want to assure her family that we will always consider her and her children members of the Los Angeles Urban League family. We offer peace, blessings and our condolences for this tragic loss.”