Steven Lawrence joined the Foundation Center’s research staff in 1991 and currently serves as  director of research. He manages the publication of numerous annual and special project reports. He also develops and delivers public presentations and trainings on foundation trends; facilitates custom consulting services for external clients; and promotes Foundation Center research activities to the media, grantmakers, and the nonprofit community.

Mr. Lawrence serves on the Giving USA advisory committee, the Grantmakers in the Arts research committee, and the board of directors of Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues. He received a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from Cornell University and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Chicago.

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