In 2007, a colleague told me about a company in Buffalo (then called Ciurczak & Company, Inc.) that helped schools and nonprofits collect, use, and report on real-world data. I stalked the company website, and realized I may have found my professional calling. Soon after, I began working at Ciurczak & Co., for founder Gary Ciurczak. Gary invested in my professional development, and ten years in, Komani Lundquist and I invested in the company, purchasing the majority of shares and taking on leadership of Via Evaluation. We are very excited to lead Via Evaluation into the future, building upon the foundation Gary created.
We decided to purchase the company because we recognized that it is a unique and wonderful place to work. We get to work with expert staff who are invested in their work and care deeply about helping nonprofits, foundations, schools, districts, and universities understand and use data. We get to impact people, organizations, and communities. We get to work with clients who want to help people and change the world for the better. We get to play with datasets and visualize results (doesn’t everyone love this?). We get to enjoy coming to work each day, knowing that we love the work we do and that we will continue to develop for decades to come.
Please take a look around our website, or better yet, call or email us for more information. We love data and evaluation, and want to share our expertise with you while learning about your organization and projects.