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

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

Caylor Solutions, Marketing Project Manager

Camden Hahn

Jack Hahn Excavating, Inc., Assistant Project Manager

Tyrone Wood

EPD, Lieutenant, Personnel, Training and Records

Mike Weber

Riverwalk Communities, CEO/Owner

Donna Taylor

Chief Executive Officer

MaNissa Coon

Banterra Bank

Fawn Delano

Berry Global