Foundation Staff


Scott E. Bova, CFRE
President
SBova@Triangle.org

Scott E. Bova, CFRE currently serves as the President of the Triangle Education Foundation. Scott joined the Triangle Foundation staff in June of 2000. As President Bova is responsible for the daily operations of the Foundation and all avenues of income.

Previously, Bova served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation, where he joined staff in 1995 as the Director of Alumni Affairs and Development and was elevated to the position of COO in January of 1997. At Phi Kappa Theta he was responsible for all alumni relations, donor cultivation, and solicitation for the Foundation. In addition, he served as Managing Editor of Phi Kappa Theta’s national magazine, The TEMPLE, and coordinated all volunteer activities, including selection and training.

Bova received a Bachelors degree in Sports Marketing and Media Relations from Ohio University. During his tenure at Ohio, he was employed by the Vice President for Administration, and was involved primarily in the development, planning, funding and construction of the new 24 million dollar student recreation facility. Following his graduation Bova went on to work for the Detroit Lions in their Marketing Department.

Currently residing in Carmel, Indiana, Bova is active in the Indianapolis community. He is a a current member of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is President of the Board of Options in Education Charter High School and Vice President of the Phi Kappa Theta Education Foundation, in addition, he has volunteered for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, Big Ten Basketball Championships, Indy Reads Adult Literacy Program and various other special projects. Bova is currently an Indiana State licensed football and basketball referee and baseball umpire and spends his spring and summer umpiring competitive high school and college baseball throughout the state.

He is a past chair of The NIC Foundations Seminar, Operations Chair for Indiana Fund Raising Day and currently Co-Chair of the Indiana Philanthropy Awards Dinner and Chair of the AFP Chapter Marketing Committee. He has presented for several groups and seminars on alumni relations, volunteer management, board operations, and basic fund raising. He earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in the fall of 2002.


Aaron Girson, CFRE
Vice President

AGirson@Triangle.org

Aaron M. Girson, CFRE currently serves as the Vice President for the Triangle Education Foundation. Aaron joined the Foundation staff in December 2012. Aaron is responsible for development and stewardship of major gifts from alumni and friends of Triangle Fraternity as well as chapter specific housing campaigns.

Aaron comes to the Triangle Foundation after more than eighteen years of experience at Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity where he served as a Field Representative, Director of Chapter Services, Executive Director and Foundation Executive Vice President.Aaron’s leadership was a major component of the success of Sigma Alpha Mu’s $5 million Centennial Campaign.While on the Sigma Alpha Mu staff he lead development and implementation of the Fraternity’s award winning Developing Leaders Initiative, revamping of the Fraternity’s insurance/risk management programs, and execution of the Fraternity’s Centennial Celebrations in two dozen North American cities.

Aaron is a graduate of Western Michigan University where he was a founding member of the Sigma Alpha Mu chapter; while at Western he was honored as the Greek Man of the Year, and as Sigma Alpha Mu’s Outstanding Chapter President. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is an Honorary Life Member of the Fraternity Executives Association. Aaron is a past Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Fraternity Executive’s Association, has served on the North-American Interfraternity Foundation’s Nominating and Institute for Greek Advancement committees. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and Sigma Alpha Mu Foundation.

Aaron’s interests include golf, travel, boating, reading and history.


Kate Planow
Director of Development

KPlanow@Triangle.org

Kate Planow, currently serves as the Director of Development for Triangle Education Foundation. Kate is responsible for donor engagement and development of gifts for the Triangle Fund, program endowments, and housing campaigns.

Kate joins the team with experience as a campus-based fraternity and sorority professional as well as time in residential life, alongside her experience with fraternal headquarters. Most recently she was with Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity as their Event Manager, coordinating their national and regional events. Prior to that she ran the expansion and growth team for Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity; she also spent a year as the Assistant Executive Director of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. She’s excited to bring her fraternal knowledge to Triangle.

Kate is a graduate of University of Hartford where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and was a member of the Psi Beta chapter of Phi Mu. She earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling from Central Connecticut State University. She is a national volunteer for Phi Mu in their Leadership & Curriculum Development department and has facilitated at many leadership conferences, including two Herbert Scobie Leadership Schools.

When not working at Triangle or her life and leadership coaching business, she travels to the beach as much as possible or can be found reading or at CrossFit.


Lucy Duncan
Staff Accountant

LDuncan@Triangle.org

Lucy joined the Foundation staff in January 2019 and serves as the primary contact for financial statements, payments and general accounting needs. Lucy is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

In her spare time, Lucy enjoys working with USA Swimming as an administrator. Lucy and her husband Dick, a USA Swimming coach, reside in Indianapolis.


Erica Reed
Administrative Assistant

EReed@Triangle.org

Kathy joined the Foundation staff in February 2021 and serves as the primary contact for all gifts received to the Foundation. She is responsible for gift acknowledgements, honor and tribute gifts and general administrative duties. Erica is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Erica has lived in the Indianapolis area her entire life and has enjoyed raising her 3 children here. In her free time, Erica likes to read, knit & travel.


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