Motivational Speaker Gretchen Evans

Gretchen Evans shares her powerful and inspirational story across the United States at corporate, sports, and veterans events. Evans speaks on grit and determination, persevering after loss or through hard times, and on building what she calls your personal rope team.

As part of her leadership at Excelsior, she donates speaker fees to support scholarships for Excelsior students who are military veterans.

Listen to Gretchen Evans’ Keynote Address on Healing and Hope

Book Gretchen Evans

To book Gretchen Evans at an event or to support Excelsior students in honor of Evans, contact Jamie Hicks-Furgang, executive director of development and alumni engagement, at (518) 464-8733.


To make a donation to veteran scholarships in Evans’ name online, visit and select the military or veteran scholarship fund of your choice from the designation. In the comments, note In Honor of Gretchen Evans.