Eva Low Verplanck of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, died peacefully at the age of 97 on September 4, 2021.
Eva was born and raised in Austria. After emigrating to the U.S., she earned a B.A. at Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. at Yale University. After working at the Academy of Natural Sciences, she became a community volunteer while raising her children. She focused on governance, financial health, and endowment building on numerous non-profit boards, including the YWCA of New Castle County, the YWCA of the U.S.A., the United Ways of Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Kennett Area Park Authority, Brandywine Red Clay Valley Alliance, and the Chester County (PA) Community Foundation. The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Brandywine Chapter, recognized her contributions with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994.
She is survived by her children, Anne and Philip (Emily); grandchildren Scott (Erika), Sam, and Meg; great-granddaughter Brie; and many nieces, nephews, and friends of all ages. She was predeceased by her husband, Vincent Verplanck.
A memorial gathering will be held on October 23, 2021 at the Galer Estate Vineyard, 700 Folly Hill Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348 from 11:00am to 2:00pm with brief remarks from Anne at noon.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the YWCA of Delaware https://www.ywcade.org/howyoucanhelp/evaverplanck/ , the Chester County Community Foundation https://chescocf.org/donate/ , or the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance http://www.brandywineredclay.org/get-involved/donate/
Arrangements are by Matthew J. Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. (484-734-8100) To view her online obituary please visit www.griecofunerals.com