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Front Page - Friday, November 12, 2021

Local philanthropists join Erlanger Foundation

Ashley Evans and Stefanie Wittler-Beavers have joined Erlanger Health System Foundation as directors of major giving. - Photograph provided

Ashley Evans and Stefanie Wittler-Beavers have joined the Erlanger Health System Foundation. Evans has joined as the director of major and planned giving for Erlanger, and Wittler-Beavers has been appointed the director of major and planned giving for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

Evans, who grew up on Signal Mountain, earned a degree in art history from the University of Georgia.

Before joining Erlanger, she was the executive director for Volunteers in Medicine Chattanooga, where she helped raise more than $3 million in private funds for the general operations of a free primary care clinic for uninsured adults.

Evans is the immediate past president of the Chattanooga Civitan Club and is a member of the First Horizon Reinvestment Act Advisory Council and secretary of the Tennessee Charitable Care Network.

Previously held positions of volunteer leadership include chair of the board of trustees at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute and chair of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Region III Planning and Policy Council.

Wittler-Beavers, also a lifetime resident of the area, joined Erlanger in 2019 as the director of development for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Erlanger’s Corporate Partners.

Before joining Erlanger, Wittler-Beavers was a cardiovascular and neurological specialty pharmaceutical sales representative for Arbor Pharmaceuticals.

She earned a degree in business management from Belhaven University, and in 2009 was crowned Miss Tennessee. She was second runner-up for Miss America 2010.

During her reign, she served as the official spokesperson for the governor and the Tennessee Department of Education in Tennessee’s public schools, as well as the state spokesperson and Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Wittler-Beavers serves on multiple boards and committees honoring veterans.

Source: Erlanger Foundation