Director of Program Management
Hope A. Lyons is director of program management for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In this capacity she works with staff across the Fund to ensure strategic management of its grantmaking and program operations. She also leads the Fund’s philanthropic stewardship grantmaking, which supports the field of philanthropy and leading practices in the nonprofit sector. Ms. Lyons started her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania where she worked on microcredit and business training initiatives. Prior to joining the Fund, she was the grants manager at the Commonwealth Fund. She worked on a range of economic development projects in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia supported by USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations Capital Development Fund, and the Asian Development Bank, and coordinated activities related to the 2002 Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid in conjunction with the International Longevity Centre, an alliance of organizations committed to help societies address longevity and population ageing in positive and productive ways. Ms. Lyons holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and international studies from The Johns Hopkins University as well as a Master of Public Administration from New York University, with a concentration in international development and financial management. Ms. Lyons is a member of the board of directors of PEAK Grantmaking, serves as the co-chair for the International Grantmakers Network of Philanthropy New York, and represents the Fund in the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy.