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.

message from the ceo

Welcome! Thank you for visiting the website of the Evansville Police Foundation (EPF). We hope you enjoy perusing the site today and plan to visit on a regular basis. The website is designed to share the expanding story of the police department, community, and your Evansville Police Foundation working together to keep our community a safe place to visit, work, and live.

Your Evansville Police Foundation exists to secure resources for the police department in our community. We recognize the importance of a well-trained, equipped, and prepared police force. The Evansville Police Foundation works to ensure that our police force stands ready to protect our community by providing resources for advanced training, equipment, and community outreach programs.

The Evansville Police Foundation extends our sincere thanks to you and the hundreds of community individuals, businesses, and organizations that support the police through donations to the Foundation. Giving through the Evansville Police Foundation presents an opportunity for you to financially support the police and receive the tax benefits of a donation to a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Please join our effort to keep our community safe by financially supporting our police officers.

Jan Davies, Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Michael DiRienzo – President

Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn, Attorney

Jason Pagett – Vice President

EPD, Officer, Patrolman

Phil Smith – 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

Dan Arens, Member-at-Large

Keller Schroeder (Retired), Chairman/Co-founder

Joshua Raleigh

Manager, Electric Distribution Operations at CenterPoint Energy

Sheila Huff

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, Director of Strategic Engagement

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, Member-at-Large

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

University of Evansville, Senior Director of Marketing & Communications

Camden Hahn

Jack Hahn Excavating, Inc., Assistant Project Manager

Tyrone Wood

EPD, Lieutenant, Personnel, Training and Records

Mike Weber

Riverwalk Communities, CEO/Owner

Jan Davies

Chief Executive Officer

MaNissa Coon

Banterra Bank

Fawn Delano

Berry Global