Stephanie Goodrid Lawson

Executive Director, McKinney Family Foundation

Stephanie Goodrid Lawson is the Executive Director of the McKinney Family Foundation, which strives to be the foremost catalyst for environmental advocacy, progress, and leadership in Indiana. MFF envisions an environmentally sustainable future for all Hoosiers achieved through inclusive democracy, strategic collaboration, and our resolute commitment to our mission.

She currently serves as the Chairperson for the board of directors for Indiana Energy Independence Fund, Indiana Conservation Voters, and the Indiana Democracy Collective. She also serves on the board of Audubon Great Lakes and Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute. She has presented at the Climate Infrastructure Forum in Barcelona, Spain and the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge Partners Meeting in New York. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Stephanie’s previous experience has been in public health, human rights and advancement. Stephanie holds an MPA in nonprofit management from the Indiana University O’Neil School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a BA in global public health, international affairs and political science from The George Washington University.


21st-Century Governance Part Two: Strategically Using Partnerships and Collaborating for Systems Change

Posted on December 1, 2023 by Jeremy Smith, John Anderson Lanier, Nancy Rauch Douzinas, Stephanie Goodrid Lawson

How can a collaborative funding approach increase the impact of your funding? How are donor families uniquely positioned to leverage and foster partnerships? Join this webinar to learn from family philanthropy leaders with extensive experience in collaborative approaches, hear real-world success stories, and gain practical advice. During the session we’ll hear how family philanthropy can be a powerful catalyst for… Read More

The Power of a Name: Considering Privacy, Publicity, and Transparency

Posted on December 19, 2019 by Stephanie Goodrid Lawson, Daphne Moore, Nicholas A. Tedesco

Maginfying glass with money
Using your name publicly can be a positive and productive tool in your philanthropy. Your name can also carry a lot of weight: the responsibility, publicity, and hesitance to experiment and potentially fail. For families that want to use their names more intentionally, it is important to consider the full range of opportunities and responsibilities present. In this webinar, hear… Read More