Recast | Join us for the Art of Giving! Saturday, April 24, 11am-12pm

From: “Barker, Correan” <>
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9:18 AM

the Art of Giving – A Time for Tenacity 
Scholarship Drive: March 15 – April 24

Dear Colleagues, 

Happy Friday! In case we’ve not met, my name is Correan Barker and I work in Advancement as the Associate Director of Events, Alumni and Donor Relations. Each year Advancement and the Foundation hosts a gala called the Art of Giving to raise funds for the Evergreen Scholarship Fund which creates transformational scholarships for our students. In lieu of gathering in person this year, on March 15 The Evergreen State College Foundation launched an ambitious, six-week Art of Giving Scholarship Drive to raise $200,000 benefiting the Evergreen Scholarship Fund. So far with the help of alumni, donors and friends we’ve raised $189,016! 

We invite you to join us for a free virtual Art of Giving event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (PDT) celebrating our remarkable students and the conclusion of the scholarship drive. You canregister for the event online and we encourage sharing this opportunity with your colleagues and friends. 

During the event, you’ll hear from this year’s Art of Giving student keynote speaker Parris Miller ’22. Now a junior enrolled in Evergreen’s Tacoma Program, Parris is pursuing a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Administration. You’ll be inspired by Parris’ accomplishments, his service to community, and his aspirations for the future! Special thanks to our Master of Ceremonies, Carl Forbes, Associate Director of Admissions Multicultural Student Recruitment for hosting the event. For questions about the Art of Giving, please email and a member of our team will assist you. 

The success of the Art of Giving has been made possible by many valued partnerships across the college. Thank you if you’ve ever supported the Art of Giving in any way. We couldn’t do it without you! 

We’d like to especially thank the following colleagues for lending their time, talents and creativity to this year’s Art of Giving:

  • College Relations (Brian Mathis, Kurt Lorenz, Elaine Nelson, Kelly Von Holtz, and Jeremy Mohn) 
  • Media Services (Ben Hargett, Dave Crampton, and Noah Phillips) 
  • And the many others who have and are contributing to make this event possible  

We hope you’ll join us! 

Visit to learn more and see our fundraising progress. 


Correan Barker, MPA

Associate Director of Events, Alumni & Donor Relations

He/Him Pronouns

Advancement and the Foundation | The Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW | Olympia, WA 98505

C: 360-481-6991

The Evergreen State College is open with modified operations in an effort to keep our campus community healthy, and to do our part in reducing the local spread of COVID-19. I am working remotely until further notice. I am checking my email daily and phone messages regularly; however due to the high volume, there may be a delay in answering your questions. Please know I will do my best to answer you in a timely manner.

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