The Edward P. Evans Foundation[sc:red-intro-text myredtext=”Edward P. Evans established his Foundation in 1984 to facilitate his philanthropic interests. Following Mr. Evans death on December 31, 2010, the Foundation has focused on supporting collaborative and transformational gifts to medical, educational, and artistic beneficiaries.” ]
During his lifetime, Mr. Evans contributed to such institutions and charities as the Yale University Press, Yale University, Harvard Business School, the Warrenton Antiquarian Society, the National Sporting Library, the Piedmont Environmental Council and various other medical and equine charities. He was an early supporter of CapCure (later to become the Prostate Cancer Foundation). In 2010, Mr. Evans pledged $50M to Yale University for the construction of the Edward P. Evans Hall, a state of the art building designed by Sir Norman Foster & Partners which has since become the centerpiece of the new Yale School of Management campus.
Following Mr. Evans death from acute myelogenous leukemia on December 31, 2010, and in keeping with his wishes, the Foundation has focused on supporting collaborative and transformational medical research on myelodysplastic syndromes. Additionally, the Foundation continues to honor his request for transformational support of the educational institutions that he felt had made a large impact on his life, such as the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts as well as grants for support of the arts.