Director of Gift Planning
Office: Irvine, 3rd Floor
Year appointed: 2007
Evan has been involved in higher education fund raising and gift planning since 1995. Evan joined Marietta College in July 2007. He directs the annual gifts, major gifts, and gift planning areas of Advancement.
Prior to joining Marietta College, Evan was the Director of Advancement at Radford University since 2005. In addition to his work at Radford, he served as the Director of Development in both the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech and at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to higher education fund raising, he worked in industry as a quality control manager for Silgan Containers, a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm.
During his time at Radford, he crafted a campaign plan to prepare the university for a $100 million comprehensive campaign—which was double the size of the university's prior campaign. While at Virginia Tech, Evan reorganized the college's volunteer councils to encourage greater participation and representation from the college's alumni and friends in the $1 billion comprehensive campaign. At Minnesota State, under his direction, the college's historical baseline support jumped from $94,000 annually to more than $500,000 annually.
Evan attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Communication. He is an active member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (former National Committee on Planned Giving) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Evan and his wife, Tonia, have twin sons, Alex and Grant.