About the foundation

Better trained, equipped, and supported officers make a better, safer Evansville.

The Evansville police foundation…

A collaborative group of community leaders founded the Evansville Police Foundation (EPF) as a 501c3 corporation in 2008. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance public safety by focusing its resources on:

  • Community outreach programs
  • Advanced training and specialized equipment
  • Scholarships for children/grandchildren of police personnel
  • Support police personnel during times of hardship


The mission of the Evansville Police Foundation is to act as an independent entity that provides additional resources for the Evansville Police Department to enhance public safety and law enforcement in our community.

Board of Directors

Michael DiRienzo – President

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, Attorney

Jason Pagett – Vice President

EPD, Officer, Patrolman

Nathan Hassler – Chairman

EPD, Assistant Chief

Anna Gray – Secretary

EPD, Sergeant, Public Information Officer

Michelle Smith – Treasurer

Kemper CPA, CPA/ Partner

Jon Luttrell – Past President

CenterPoint Energy- Retired

Detective, Aaron McCormick

Adult Investigations Unit, EPD

J.D. Street, CSP, SPHR

CenterPoint Energy

Sheila Huff

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Retired

Kawn Watters

Sr. Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer at Old National Bank

Margaret Kimmel

Vice President-Investments at Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Danny Garness

Field & Main Bank, First Senior VP

Brad Hill

EPD, Retired

Taylor Merriss

EPD, Officer, Special Projects Coordinator

Lauren Montgomery

SS&C Technologies Inc, Manager

Steve Schmitt

Don’s Clayton Dry Cleaning, Owner

Holly Smith

Caylor Solutions, Marketing Project Manager

J. Camden Hahn

Jack Hahn Excavating, Inc., Assistant Project Manager

Tyrone Wood

EPD, Lieutenant, Personnel, Training and Records

Bill Gray

Shoe Carnival, Manager of Safety and Security

Donna Taylor

Foundation Director

MaNissa Coon

Banterra Bank

Fawn Delano

Berry Global

Jim Back

Riverside Capital Management, Certified Financial Planner