About The Founder
Krysany Foundation was founded in 2020 by Eureka Powers after she suddenly lost her son, Domonic, due to a heart attack at the age of 31. The tragic passing of her son changed her life forever. She found a calling to help other parents who were dealing with similar pain and tragedy. She founded this organization in honor of her son, knowing that he would be proud of his legacy. Domonic left behind two beautiful children, Krysany, 9, and Karson, 3. Eureka wants every parent who has lost a child to know that she cares and understands your pain.
All of us here at the Krysany Foundation have felt the impact of losing a loved one and we all know how difficult it can be to cope. We want to extend our hand to parents struggling with grief.
Our organization is based on the simple idea that I am you and you are me.
Empathy – Identify and empathize with families who have lost a child.
Efficiency – Assist families in a fast, friendly, and efficient manner.
Respect – Provide a respectful environment for families, allowing them to grieve with dignity.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
- Philippians 4:13
Eureka Powers is the Founder and President of Krysany Foundation Inc. She has two son’s ages 28 and 31, and two grandkids that she loves dearly. Eureka started Krysany Foundation due to her son, Domonic Powers, that passed away unexpectedly on May 8th, 2020, at the age of 31. After her son’s passing, Eureka was devastated and wanted to do something to keep his name alive by helping other parents cope with the pain she experiences daily.
“I know how it feels to lose a child, and that is why I am you, and you are me.”
Deron Powers grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. Deron attended HBCU Hampton University, where he played basketball for three years as Starting PG before transferring to Hofstra University to finish his college career. He graduated from Hofstra with a Bachelors’s Degree in Sociology. Deron briefly played basketball professionally overseas before heading to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He and his mother founded Krysanys foundation after an unfortunate fatal incident with my brother Domonic. Their hope in creating this foundation is that other families may have support during a time of loss.
Marcellus Snipes understands and believes the quote, “There but for the grace of God, go I.” He understands that never experiencing the grief of losing a child is a blessing, and if we humble ourselves, we all can mourn people we have never met. Through mourning those we have never met and creating a relationship with those in isolation and grieving. Marcellus knows people don’t heal in isolation, but in the community. Therefore, Marcellus believes in the healing power of the Krysany community of compassion.
A native of Newport News, Va, and an Airforce veteran, Tyrone Banks has served his country and the community in many ways. He prides himself in being at the disposal of those in need. Aside from being a Veteran of Foreign wars and having earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in computer electronics, he tries to live by the scripture found in Matthew 25:37-40
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you as a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
“The Krysany Foundation allows me to reach out to and emphasize with individuals going through a loss of a loved one. Being in that position many times, for many years, I know how important it is to be able to have people who sincerely identify with the struggle of mending.” -Blake Blackburn