IPCF Names Grants & Communications Director

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation of Bloomington has named Michele Evans as the Foundation’s Grants & Communications Director.  She will replace Kathi Davis, Program Director, who is retiring at the end of June.

In her new position, Evans will be responsible for the implementation and oversight of five annual grant cycles; writing content for the website, newsletters, annual report, media releases and social media; planning and oversight of Foundation events; and supporting operations of the Women to Women Giving Circle and Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP).

Previously, Evans was Director of Communications for Special Olympics Illinois in Normal for the past 18 years. She has worked for the past year with Immanuel Bible Foundation of Normal and Special Opportunities Available in Recreation (SOAR) in Bloomington. She started her career as a copy editor for The Pantagraph.

“Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Michele to our staff,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Director of IPCF. “Her extensive communications experience, along with a broad understanding of the nonprofit community in Central Illinois, will be a great benefit to the Foundation.”

A longtime resident of Bloomington-Normal, Evans graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She was named ISU School of Communications 2011-2012 Outstanding Alumna in Public Relations and currently serves on the School of Communications Advisory Board.

About Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, now in its 21st year, encourages and facilitates philanthropy in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties by connecting donors who care with causes that matter to them. The Foundation currently manages assets of $12.5 million in 143 funds including donor advised, agency, and scholarship funds and endowments.


Michele Evans, 309-662-4477