In his new role, Lindsay will lead the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolios including community grants, field of interest endowments, collective giving models, and other grantmaking portfolios. He will also lead the Foundation’s community philanthropy practice to build stronger and more diverse relationships within the greater Greensboro community.
“Athan has been very successful in leading the Foundation’s efforts to expand and diversify our donor base from Greensboro’s ethnically and racially diverse communities,” said Walker Sanders, President. “This work is an important part of where we see the Foundation moving in the future.”
“He understands how philanthropy can be utilized as an effective tool for building and transforming communities,” said Sanders.
Lindsay joined the staff of the Community Foundation in 2015 as Development and Community Relations Officer and was promoted to Director of Community Philanthropy in 2019. He has an extensive career in the field of philanthropy that has included serving in various development and programmatic roles for various foundations and philanthropic initiatives. He previously worked with the Warner Foundation and the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation and is a former recipient of the Association of Black Foundation Executive’s Emerging Leader in Philanthropy Award. He is a native of Winston-Salem and currently resides in Elon with his wife and son.
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is a charitable organization that inspires giving, maximizes opportunities and strengthens communities for present and future generations. With assets of over $300 million and approximately 700 charitable funds under management, it promotes philanthropy by addressing emerging community issues, managing permanent endowments, and working with individuals, families, corporations, private foundations, and nonprofit organizations in achieving their charitable objectives. In 2020, it received $85.7 million in contributions and granted $35.3 million.