Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education
WHO WE ARE
We are a private Foundation supporting organizations that fight poverty through education while cultivating a spirit of philanthropy at Lone Pine Capital LLC.
We are funded by the employees of Lone Pine Capital LLC. All full time employees serve as equal voting members on our Advisory Board.
We award grants to programs that serve children and families in the areas of education and youth development. Board Members engage with grantees through rigorous analysis of grant proposals, site visits, guest speakers and volunteer events.
We evaluate our portfolio grantees in the following areas:
Since our founding in 2001, Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. has awarded over $100 million in grants to nonprofits in Connecticut, New York and Palo Alto.
We currently invest in the organizations below:
MEET OUR TEAM
Lucy Ball became the Founding Executive Director of Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. in 2002. Lucy has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for 35 years. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was Executive Director of Starlight Children's Foundation (now known as Encourage Kids Foundation) where she remains on the Board of Directors.
Katherine Gehrmann is the Associate Director at Lone Pine Foundation. Her experience working with youth combined with a passion for educational equity led her to the Foundation in 2009. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration with High Honors from Pace University, and a BA in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut.
Molly Umble is a Program Officer at Lone Pine Foundation. After graduating with a BA in Psychology from Hendrix College, Molly moved abroad to Sydney, where she began her career as an Event Coordinator at Children’s Tumor Foundation of Australia.
Sarah Kennedy is a Program Officer at Lone Pine Foundation. Her passion for philanthropy and community impact stems from her background in nonprofit fundraising and social work.