Lisa Bates

Lisa BatesLisa served as the Foundation’s Administrative Assistant from November 2005 until she was promoted to Program Officer in August 2014.  She is responsible for all aspects of the Foundation’s grant-making and scholarship award functions, and distributions from agency-supporting funds.  She coordinates the the Foundation’s annual Challenge Match Program and Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.  Functioning as the principal staff liaison to volunteers, agencies and organizations in the community, donor advised fund principals, middle school and high school guidance counselors, and the general public concerning scholarships and grant-making.

Prior to her service with the Foundation, Lisa worked for the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County.  In her eight years at the EDC, she held several positions with the organization from administrative assistant to office manager.

She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting from Ivy Tech Community College and graduated from the Institute for Creative Leadership program.

Lisa and her husband, Mark, have two sons, Zach and Ben.  They live in Dublin.