Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer
A foundation needs strong fiduciary stewardship - especially one whose funds are meant be used in perpetuity for future generations. Evan Meyers delivers that - and more - as chief financial officer for the Kansas Health Foundation.
Meyers' responsibilities at the Foundation include investment portfolio administration, investment performance, accounting, financial reporting and risk management.
In his 26 years with the Foundation, Meyers has managed the organization's asset growth from $20 million to more than $540 million. During that time, the Foundation experienced its largest endowment gift of $200 million when it received proceeds from the sale of Wesley Medical Center to a for-profit health care organization in 1985. Since 1985 more than $370 million has been granted to other charitable organizations.
Before joining the Foundation in 1981, he was an audit specialist for the international accounting firm KPMG. He also served as a statistical audit manager and a national training instructor for the firm. Meyers is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner. He is active in various state and national accounting organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Foundation Financial Officers Group. Meyers is also a volunteer in the Wichita public schools system and an adjunct professor at Webster University-McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, where he teaches accounting and finance courses.
Meyers holds a bachelor's degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. and a master's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois.