Earlier in his career, Michael worked as a journalist, advertising copy writer and corporate executive in the Washington, DC area. Before forming Horizon in 2001, he managed a series of family, corporate and community foundations, including the Intelligent Electronics Foundation, Sanford Foundation, Mid-Shore Community Foundation and Chester County Community Foundation. Rawl opened the southern Delaware office for the Delaware Community Foundation and serves as executive director of the Greater Lewes Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Mark ChuraExecutive Director, Horizon Construction Services
Mark brings extensive nonprofit and construction experience to his role as Director of Horizon Construction. After nearly 20 years as a senior staff person overseeing…
Mark Chura, Executive Director, Horizon Construction Services
Mark brings extensive nonprofit and construction experience to his role as Director of Horizon Construction. After nearly 20 years as a senior staff person overseeing building projects for DNREC, Mark worked for Schell Brothers, a major regional construction firm. He then served as executive director for two statewide land preservation organizations before helping form Horizon Construction in 2016.
Since then, HCS has overseen nearly $30 million of nonprofit projects, each benefitting from Mark’s personal care and attention to quality, detail and cost.
During the last several years, Chura assisted Horizon clients with site acquisition for the Lewes Public Library; the complete renovation of the Lewes History Museum facility; new entrance roads, parking and event facilities for Fort Miles Historical Association and, design and expansion of the Lewes Senior Activity Center. Mark is also working on infrastructure and construction planning for the new Sussex Montessori School. We recently completed major renovations to the iconic St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes and are beginning plans for a new church community center.
Heidi Nasstrom Evans, Ph.D.Senior Associate, Research and Development
Heidi brings excellent research and writing skills, plus unique talents in exhibit design and historic preservation to Horizon clients. Her current assignments include the Senator John J. & Elsie Williams House Museum & Conference Center…
Heidi Nasstrom Evans, Ph.D., Senior Associate, Research and Development
Heidi Nasstrom Evans is a Senior Associate at Horizon Philanthropic Services. She previously worked as Chief Curator at the Milton Historical Society where Ms. Evans created the well received exhibit “Walking into Greatness: Bryan Stevenson.”
Prior to her work at MHS, Evans was an administrator and a professor at the Smithsonian-Corcoran College of Art and Design’s Masters Program in Decorative Arts and Design History, which she helped found in 1997.
She is on the Board of Trustees of the Delaware Humanities, the Board of Directors of the Delaware Museum Association, the City of Lewes Public Arts Committee, and holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park.
With Horizon, Evans has curated exhibits for the John J. and Elsie Williams House Museum & Conference Center, the Delaware Agricultural Museum, and the Fort Miles Historical Association Museum. She is engaged in historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects with Prospect AME Church, Nassau School #198c, and Ickford & the Cannon-Maston House.
Pamela A. CostanziSenior Associate, Open Space Alliance
Pam brings a wealth of experience in the fundraising space with strengths in major gifts, planned giving, communications and marketing, grant writing, and annual giving…
A native of Wilmington Delaware, Pam spent memorable summer vacations at the beach in Lewes, sailing, crabbing, swimming in the Bay and riding her bike from the beach to Second Street. After retiring last year, Pam is thrilled at the opportunity to put her 30-plus years of fundraising experience in the Philadelphia area to work helping GLF preserve the critical open spaces that remain in the town we all love.
Pam learned of the Open Space Alliance in 2018 and committed financially to helping Greater Lewes Foundation preserve the valuable lands that were quickly vanishing.
Patricia AndersonSenior Associate
Patricia brings extensive experience from both the private and public sector that has afforded her significant opportunities and growth in areas of talent recruitment, full spectrum of HR functions, position creation and development on the national level, labor relations, labor disputes, negotiations, mediations, as well as staff and leadership development…
Patricia brings extensive experience from both the private and public sector that has afforded her significant opportunities and growth in areas of talent recruitment, full spectrum of HR functions, position creation and development on the national level, labor relations, labor disputes, negotiations, mediations, as well as staff and leadership development. Along with her 20+ years in management in the private sector, Patricia has served over 15 years in all three branches of Delaware’s government and was the CEO for a leading not for profit trade association before coming to Horizon Philanthropic. She brings a demonstrated history of leadership in areas of coordination between constituent parts of organizations and governmental entities.
Terri brings significant event planning experience to our clients. She also provides critical client campaign management services…
Gina draws on her professional experience to manage the various scholarship funds of the Greater Lewes Foundation, including annual coordination with regional schools and grant distributions to the students.
Chuck Ward Senior Associate, Fund Development
Chuck’s outgoing personality and years of experience in media sales and management make him a valuable asset to clients during the public “ask” phase of a capital campaign…
Chuck’s outgoing personality and years of experience in media sales and management make him a valuable asset to clients during the public “ask” phase of a capital campaign. He assisted most recently with the Milton Fire Department and Sussex Montessori campaigns.
Ray DamingerAssociate, Graphic Design
A creative designer for Horizon, Ray possesses a strong passion for design and client satisfaction that fuels him to deliver innovative concepts from start to finish…
A creative designer for Horizon, Ray possesses a strong passion for design and client satisfaction that fuels him to deliver innovative concepts from start to finish. Ray earned his bachelor’s degree in Art/Graphic Design from Towson University and has been in the design industry for more than 20 years. He has worked with many coastal Delaware organizations and strives to not only design for them, but build long-lasting relationships. His specialties are logo design, business identity and branding, marketing materials and print advertising.