Wendy and Morris Evans
The Evans Family Scholarship for Environmental Conservation is funded by the Richard and Rebecca Evans Foundation, established in 1954. The foundation supports education and environmental issues.
Morris Evans became a trustee and director of the foundation in 1972. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army and is President and CEO of the Lee Dyeing Corporation. He has long been interested in conservation concerns in the Adirondack Mountains, as well as wetland and woodland management.
Wendy Evans is a 1979 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She worked as an art dealer and consultant in New York City. At various times she has served on boards and fund raising committees for Planned Parenthood, and the Fulton Montgomery Community College, as well as the University of Massachusetts.
Wendy and Morris live on the shore of Rhode Island where they are able to observed first hand the devastating effects of climate change while at the same time appreciating the rhythm of seasonal bird migrations and the natural beauty that living on the New England Coast affords. They have had ample opportunity to interact with environmentalists who are drawn to the shore, and hope that this endowment wills serve to encourage those interested in exploring our environment on an academic level.
Please address your thank you letter to the Mr. & Mrs. Evans.