Foundation Staff

Scott E. Bova, CFRE

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

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.

Amy Buchheit, CFRE
Sr. Director of Development

Amy Buchheit, CFRE currently serves as the Senior Director of Development for Triangle Education Foundation. Amy is responsible for the Triangle Fund and the planned giving program at the Foundation.

Having spent her entire career in fundraising, Amy came to the Foundation in January 2013, having previously worked for the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation, where she was the first GOLD development officer. She then transitioned to regional health care fundraising, where she lead a $2.5 million capital and endowment campaign and secured six and seven figure current and deferred gifts. She is excited to be back in the "Greek World", where both of her passions- fundraising and the fraternal movement- lie.

Amy is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and was a member of the Beta Xi chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She holds a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University and the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation. She is actively involved in the Institute for Leaders in Development, as well as the Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable.

When not meeting with donors, Amy and her husband, Dr. Andrew, a ceramic engineer, are raising their two children, Agnes and Alexander. She enjoys quilting, knitting and snowshoeing.

Carrie Loveless
Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship

Carrie Loveless will be serving as the Director of Alumni Engagement and Stewardship for Triangle Education Foundation. Carrie will be responsible for the Council of Emerging Leaders, alumni volunteers, Triangle Connect and Fraternity Fundraising.

Carrie joins the team with experience as a campus-based, undergraduate admissions professional as well as working as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Alpha Xi Delta National Women’s Fraternity. Additionally, she worked in harm-reduction education and student conduct during her time at The University of Mississippi.

Carrie is a graduate from the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Clinical Health Sciences and is a member of the Theta Sigma chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. She earned her Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Personnel from The University of Mississippi. She is a national volunteer for Alpha Xi Delta; serving as a Chapter Development Specialist specifically assisting the organization's newly established chapters.

In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, soaking up the Florida sun, and attending college football games (Go Knights!).

Kate Planow
Director of Development

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

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

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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