The Smart Voter team is saddened by the death of Trudell Een on August 5, 2010. Our condolences to her loving husband, Amine Hajji, and their son Omar and daughter Soraya.
Read her obituary for the story of her many lifetime accomplishments.
Trudell was the founding project director for Smart Voter serving from 1997 to 2008. Read the Smart Voter team's tribute to Trudell.
Trudell Een Legacy Fund
If you would like to help us honor her extraordinary contribution to democracy, we invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Trudell Een Legacy Fund. Click here, then:
- Check the box "Check box if contribution in memory of founding director Trudell Een ".
Tony Ridder, CEO and Chairman of the board of Knight Ridder, presented Smart Voter Director Trudell Een with the Tech Museum Laureate Award on October 15, 2003.
The Tech Museum and its Laureates were honored at the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Judy Davis, LWV California Education Fund Chair and Trudell are the two women on the right. Ring that bell!
Trudell received a commendation award from the City of San Jose presented by Mayor Chuck Reed in April 2009 for her accomplishments while a member of LWV San Jose/Santa Clara. Trudell was the honoree at the League's Spring Luncheon for her service as Smart Voter Project Director and local League president.
Smart Voter team members attended the Spring Luncheon honoring Trudell: Ernie Ting, Roberta Hollimon, Trudell, Carol Watts, Jackie Jacobberger, and Barbara Wardenburg
In 1999 and 2002, Smart Voter was a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge. Carol Watts, Carl Hage, Roberta Hollimon, Carl Cederschiold (Mayor of Stockholm), Trudell Een, Kathleen Weisenberg, Fran Krezek.