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Board of Directors


Roger and Donna McEvoy

A southern California native, Donna Stanley McEvoy, mother of eight children and a former
teacher, is drawn to all things beautiful. “It’s both a curse and a blessing,” she says. “The world
is filled with lovely things to see and enjoy—but not always.”

She taught English and Art at various locales: Los Angeles City Schools; on the Navajo
Reservation; in Hooper Bay, Alaska--an Eskimo Village; and at Dixie State College in St. George,
UT. She also directed Concurrent Enrollment at USU’s English Department.
Although she enjoyed teaching, she says, “My motherhood eclipses everything. I can’t brag
about it because it feels like a gift more than an achievement.”

After losing their spouses, Roger and Donna were married in 2001. From 2008-2010 they
served as volunteers for their faith in Yekaterinburg, Russia. In 2012-2013 they taught English
at a university in Xi’an, China.

Regarding Worldwide Family Statues she says, “It’s important to leave the world better than we
find it. For me, that means leaving a legacy of beauty and meaning.”

Roger James McEvoy finds himself engaged in doing good.“I would say, I like to find a worthy
cause and help move it forward.”

A California native, he has lived and worked in Utah all his adult life. He worked for Utah State
University (USU) for 36 years in television communications creating educational products with
faculty. He directed the statewide educational satellite program while it was at its height and
ushered in the internet era.

In 1982 to 1983, he and his family moved to Somalia, Africa, while he worked for USU and the US
Agency for International Development. In addition, he developed visual and audio teaching materials in Ecuador, Guatemala and Bolivia in So. America.

Coach Mac has supported community athletics as a coach and director of Little League baseball
and Jr. Grizz basketball. In addition, he coached girls BB at Logan High School.

The father of ten children, he believes the family is central to a strong society. “Our families are
our future. What matters more?”

Alan Rich

Born in Washington, DC, Alan M. Rich grew up in Southern California. From 1963 to 1966 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan.

He graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, in 1969 in Statistics and Mathematics.

Alan and his wife, the former Linda McElroy, spent 35 years in Washington D.C. where he was employed as a Program and Budget Analyst with the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).  His employment took him to many states to oversee USDA consumer food programs.  Linda worked at the U. S. Supreme Court, Bureau of Justice Statistics, and VISA International. 

The Riches, well-traveled and exposed to worldwide cultures, add great strength to this project. They believe that strong, loving families benefit every culture.  As Linda says “Families are the future.”

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