Bruce Evans Memorial Fund
FaithWorks of Abilene is pleased to announce the establishment of the Bruce Evans Memorial Fund, honoring Dr. Bruce Evans, one of the founding board members of FaithWorks. In 2003, Bruce was executive director and executive vice president of The ACU Foundation and a certified financial planner. With a heart for ministry and expertise in organizational fundraising, he was always available to assist with funding opportunities and ideas at FaithWorks.
Bruce dedicated his life to ministry and higher education. He was a preacher for several congregations and executive for nine years at the Herald of Truth ministries. He served at several colleges and universities, including University of Texas at El Paso, Lubbock Christian University, University of the SW, Abilene Christian University, and the Foundation for Economic Education in Irvington, NY. Bruce was a much loved and respected professor and administrator wherever he went. A founding board member of Disability Resources in Abilene, in addition to FaithWorks of Abilene, he also served on the boards of Austin Graduate School of Theology and World Christian Broadcasting. Evans retired in 2012.
Bruce Evans passed away in August, 2016. “Bruce was the consummate advancement officer whose gentle manner and caring spirit quickly won over people’s confidence,” said ACU chancellor Dr. Royce Money. “Everyone knew Bruce was a true Christian servant who modeled integrity and Christ-likeness in all he did.”
Because of the kind of man Bruce was and the dedication he showed to FaithWorks of Abilene, FaithWorks has established this memorial fund, the proceeds of which will benefit FaithWorks students. Many FaithWorks students run into roadblocks as they enter the workplace. The goal of FaithWorks is to see its students become self-sufficient. But often students can’t afford childcare, transportation, or utility bills as they enter the workforce and set up their household. Contributions to the Bruce Evan Memorial Fund will be used to help graduates more successfully transition to the world of work. Bruce always loved to attend FaithWorks graduations, celebrating with the students as they achieved their goal of completion of the program. FaithWorks is pleased to honor Bruce Evans with even more graduates, as the proceeds from this fund aid those on the path to self-sufficiency. Thank you, Bruce Evans, for your love of FaithWorks.
If you would like to honor Bruce Evans with additional funds, you can contribute online (www.faithworksofabilene.org) or mail your gift to:
FaithWorks of Abilene
Bruce Evans Memorial Fund
1229 N. Mockingbird Ln
Abilene, TX 79603