Lisa M. Church

Lisa serves as a Senior Program Officer for Florida contributing to strategic initiatives and cultivating strong relationships with grantees, partners and other stakeholders to support the meaningful and strategic impact of our grant making.

With experience in non-profit leadership, corporate marketing, and education, Lisa’s background provides her with the benefit of a variety of perspectives.  Most recently, she served for 17 years at Champions For Learning in a range of roles including communications, strategic planning, program and initiative development, program management and outcome reporting, and fundraising and donor stewardship.  A key part of her responsibility was for community engagement and collective impact initiatives.

Prior to moving to Naples in 2005, she worked at the Chicago Tribune for eight years in marketing and community relations with many constituents, including advertisers, consumers, and external civic partners.  Prior to working at the Tribune, she was a classroom teacher in Indianapolis for six years, enriching the experience of her students through community partnerships.

Lisa earned her BA from the University of Notre Dame in American Studies (History/Communications) and Anthropology, and her MA from Indiana University, Bloomington, in Latin American Studies (History/Anthropology), along with her Master’s in Teaching.   She earned her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2021.

She enjoys hosting family gatherings, especially when her grandchildren are visiting; she also enjoys her yard, native gardening and taking photos of the plentiful wildlife.