PURPOSE: To honor the memory of Andy Evans and his love for drawing by supporting art programs and projects in Tucker County public schools.
DISTRIBUTION: Upon the recommendation by the Grants Committee and approval by the full Board of Directors of TCF.
VARIANCE POWER: If, in the judgment of the TCF Board of Directors, the restrictions and conditions of the fund become unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community, the TCF Board of Directors maintains the right to modify the terms of this fund.
FUNDING: Initial funding from his parents Kenny & Karen Evans and sister Andrea Evans Stalnaker.
From an early age Andy developed a gift to draw. He could look at something and draw it. From doodling in church, to drawing things he was learning about, Andy was always drawing. Sometimes it was drawing comics, other times he would paint saw blades in school. He loved art.
Andy was gifted. He excelled throughout school receiving numerous certificates and awards. He scored higher than the West Virginia state average in 8th grade in writing. He had the imagination and creative skills to write and illustrate stories. He received a certificate of merit and was selected to represent Tucker County Schools in the 1995 Youth Art Poster design contest. He was inducted into the National Honor Society on March 14, 2000, the year he graduated.
Andy was awarded a scholarship from the Davis Fraternal Order of Eagles Fund of Tucker Community Foundation in 2000. He used the money upon graduation to attend Garrett Community College where he became certified as a Microsoft Technician.
His interests included cooking, so it was no surprise that job opportunities led him in a different direction. He served as top chef at Uno’s restaurant in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland where he was well-liked and respected.
Andy had a pure love of nature. He enjoyed fishing, riding his 4-wheeler, dirt bike and street bike. He liked weight lifting, playing basketball, and music. His life, his testimony, his story has touched many lives. He has helped many people. His very last words in writing reached out, urging all to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.