Lindsey Griffith has been a fifth-generation member of the Andrus family for ten years. Her husband’s great-great grandfather was John Emory Andrus, who endowed the Surdna Foundation in his estate one-hundred-and-one years ago. For her part, Lindsey has served for the past three years on the Andrus Family Fund (AFF), a program for direct descendants, spouses and children ages 25-45 that is focused on programming and grant-making in the areas of juvenile justice and foster care. As Vice Chair, Lindsey also serves on the Surdna Foundation’s Andrus Youth and Family Programming Committee, which oversees the Andrus Family Fund, the Board Experiential Training (BETS) Program for descendants ages 18-24, and the Andrus Youth Service Program (AYSP) for descendants ages 14-17. Outside of her time with the Andrus Family Fund, Lindsey works on energy, climate and environment issues in the United States Senate. Previously, she served as a Policy Fellow and the Acting Chief of Staff in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, where she was the resident expert on international energy and climate regulation, trade, and policy. A former Fulbright finalist and visiting research scholar in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, Lindsey has worked and lived in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Lindsey has a Master of Science in Foreign Service with high academic honors from Georgetown University. 


2018 Trustee Education Institute: The Signature Seminar for Family Foundation Board Members

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Virginia M. Esposito, Andrew Schulz, David Grant, Hanh Le, Holli Rivera, Alice Buhl, Leticia Peguero, Lindsey Griffith, Mary Phillips, Nat Chioke Williams

NCFP’s Trustee Education Institute provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the key legal, investment, ethical, grantmaking, and family dynamics issues facing family foundation board members. Featuring a faculty made up of NCFP’s senior staff and highly respected philanthropy experts, this three day, intensive seminar typically covers: What does it mean to be a steward of both the public’s trust… Read More