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Founders Society

The Founders Society was established in 2017 to honor the professional achievements of Evansville Day School alumni, and to celebrate our school’s long history of educational excellence. Save the date for the 2018 Founders Luncheon - November 2, 2018 at the Evansville Country Club.

Congratulations to our 2018 Recipient!

Gayle Gerling Pettinga 1980


Founders Achievement Award

The Founders Achievement Award is presented to an Evansville Day School alumnus/a who has distinguished professional achievement, leadership, service to the community in which they reside, and commitment to Evansville Day School. Nominees should demonstrate a positive impact on a local, state, national, or international level and be of high integrity and character. 


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Each recipient must have attained notable achievement or made a lasting contribution in his or her professional, philanthropic, or voluntary endeavors.
  • Each recipient must have attended Evansville Day School.
  • Each recipient is expected to attend the awards ceremony to accept his or her award, except in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Awards can be given posthumously.


Nomination Process:

  • Anyone can nominate an Evansville Day School alumnus/a.
  • Nominations can be made directly to the Advancement Director and/or Alumni Association President.
  • Nominations can be made at any time, but only those received by June 30th will be considered for the award ceremony the upcoming November.
  • Employees and trustees may not receive the award during their employment or service.


Selection Process:

  • The Head of School and Advancement Director will select the award recipient in consultation with the Alumni Association President.

To nominate someone for the Founders Achievement Award, send biographical information to Leah Whitaker in the Advancement Office.