Fort Wayne Trails making strides with New Development Director

Fort Wayne Trails is pleased to announce that Nicole Funk-Evard, CFRM was hired as new Development Director.

Nicole was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She attended Snider High School and received her Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Indiana University Lily School of Philanthropy.

Nicole brings extensive experience to Fort Wayne Trails, including 10 years of corporate marketing experience and many years of fundraising for local non-profit organizations such as Little River Wetlands Project and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Nicole believes in engaging with donors through authentic relationship building and has a proven track record of community impact. She brings a unique blend of strategic thinking and hands-on experience to her role as the Development Director for Fort Wayne Trails.

“We’re thrilled to bring Nicole into our organization,” said Megan McClellan, Executive Director of Fort Wayne Trails. “She has a wide range of experiences that will allow her to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones, resulting in the continued growth of the organization and of trails in the region. I look forward to seeing the great strides she will make as our new Development Director.”

Nicole and her family are passionate about nature, being outdoors, conservation, and living an active, healthy lifestyle. Nicole is excited to leverage her skills and expertise to enhance the impact of Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and create a lasting legacy of connectivity and vitality for generations to come.