Marist High School was Tim Evoy’s ‘79 one and only choice. After attending an open house event, he knew it was the right fit for him and, eventually, his brothers, Brian ’86, and Christopher ’89.
“I have great memories of the Marist Brothers, sisters and lay teachers,” said Tim. “I always found the teachers to be helpful and approachable. Although it is difficult to single any one person out, I had a great bond with Brothers Frank Kelly, Rich Grenier, Hank Hammer, and Kevin Moran.”
Tim played football his freshmen year and then moved to wrestling his sophomore and junior years. He also worked the bingo crew, played intramural sports, attended games, and countless dances – even serving on the senior prom committee.
After high school, Tim went to DePaul University for two years before joining the workforce. For the past 26 years, Tim has served as an executive team member of Fibre Drum Sales, Inc., a family-owned business that includes his dad and brothers.
Tim and his wife, Lynne, live in Palos Park and have four daughters – Tina, Shannon ‘07, Kaitlyn ‘08, and Eileen ’11 -- and son Tim ‘18. Tim believes Marist played a big part in preparing his children for life as well as college. In fact, his all-time favorite Marist memory came last May when his daughter Shannon married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Collins ’07, in the Marist Chapel.
“I believe that a Catholic education grounds you to the reality of life,” Tim said. “The Marist community is an extended family that is always there in good times and bad.”
In addition to Marist, Tim and his wife support Blue Cap, a non-profit organization that offers support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; Special Olympics; the USO; the Mulliganeers, which raises money for children and families in need; and the Wounded Warrior Project.
When he’s not spending time with family and friends, Tim is tailgating, fishing, or listening to Irish music. He also enjoys taking some time away in Sister Lakes, Michigan.
“Truly, I am shocked that I was even considered to receive the Time and Eternity Award,” Tim said. “I feel that there are plenty of other men and women that support Marist in bigger ways than I do. I just hope that over time I will be able to do even more for the Marist community.”