Christina Lennon has close to two decades of fundraising and nonprofit management experience. Most recently she served as Executive Director of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit that provides vision and hearing services to Georgians in need. Under Ms. Lennon’s direction, the Lighthouse opened 20 vision clinics statewide, created a new hearing aid program and almost doubled the number of surgeries provided. The institution grew from serving 1,000 people a year to 6,000 in her seven years at the helm. Ms. Lennon obtained new foundation giving and increasing individual donations, more than tripling the institution’s operating budget while holding overhead costs at ten percent. Christina came to the Lighthouse after nine years with United Way, where she was responsible for fundraising and community development. Her work has been recognized by many including Georgia Center for Nonprofits who named her Georgia’s Revolutionary Nonprofit leader of 2009. The Andrew Young School awarded Ms. Lennon the first Amanda Hyatt Fellowship in 2003, and honored her as a distinguished alumni in 2011.In 2013 she returned to Georgia State University to teach Policy Leadership.
Ms. Lennon has a degree in business from University of Florida, a Master’s in Urban Policy Studies from Georgia State University and augmented these learnings through Harvard’s Executive Education program.