About Us

Nonprofit specializing in funding education.

Maria Kopicki, CEO & Founder of EVOLVEK12, taught in the public school system for 30 years, including 5 years beyond her retirement eligibility. Making the tough decision to retire as a public educator in June, 2019, Maria received her real estate license, and has chosen to spread the love by founding and pursuing EvolveK12. 

Maria’s main goal in creating this non-profit is to prevent kids from struggling and missing opportunities due to circumstances that are not in their control. Education in America is in a national crisis; drastically under funded and in many instances lacking basic staple services children need to become successful! Studies have proven that a lack of funding has impacted students achievement on standardized test scores! Maria’s first hand exposure of experiencing the loss of curriculum, resources and programs that were very much at the core of Maria’s passion has enhanced her unwavering commitment to help as many people as possible.

It's not all about the money, it's all about the love.

-- Maria Kopicki, CEO



Meet The Team

Board members from Detroit, Chicago, South Florida and New York.

Maria Kopicki

FOUNDER & CEO

Michael Supanich​

EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY LIASON​

Rick Delonis​

LEGAL COUNSEL-SZURA & DELONIS P.L.C​

Sid Saravanan

CO-CHAIR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Lucy Bolerjack​

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR​

Cindy Livingsway​

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT​

Steven Kopicki

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

James DeBartalo​

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS​

Letisha Gaulden

DIRECTOR OF EQUITY IN EDUCATION

Brian Kollar​

DIRECTOR OF CHICAGO OPERATIONS​

Paris Burton​

CO-DIRECTOR OF FUNDRAISING & EVENTS​

Kelsie Kopicki

DIRECTOR OF FLORIDA OPERATIONS​

Kristin Kopicki

CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD​

Colleen Thacker​

BROKER - BAIRD & WARNER​

Kayla Kopicki

VICE PRESIDENT, FLORIDA REALTOR​

Jacqueline Kopicki

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT​

Yash Kumar​

DIRECTOR OF NEW YORK OPERATIONS​

Liam Gourlay

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT​