Family members currently fill six of nine seats on the Board of Directors and serve on all grant-making and management committees. While family participation is essential to our identity as a family foundation, our members strongly value involving others whose expertise and knowledge support the achievement of Foundation goals. An independent (non-family) member currently serves on our board and a number participate on our grant-making committees. We also involve community leaders in ad hoc advisory committees and regularly consult community members when we are developing new programs or evaluating ongoing ones. To round out our organization, we have full-time staff to support, guide, and work to continue building the vision of The Foundation.
Lumpkin Family Foundation Officers and Trustees
Christina Duncan, President
Ben Lumpkin, Vice President
Richard Lumpkin, Treasurer
Steve Grissom, Assistant Treasurer and Secretary
Lumpkin Family Foundation Staff
After completing his Master's in economic history and development at the University of Toronto, Bruce spent two years as a CUSO (Canadian) volunteer in Botswana on a USAID project. Upon his return, Bruce began his career in nonprofit management as a fundraising consultant with an international fundraising firm. He worked on campaigns that raised in excess of $325 million. Bruce continued his nonprofit career as Executive Director of two hospital foundations in Canada. In 1998, Bruce decided to pursue his interest in nonprofit law and management by attending law school at the University of Iowa.
Bruce joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation in 2001. Bruce is on the Board of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, and Steering Committees for the Illinois Charitable Trust Stabilization Act and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders. As well, Bruce is the US Coordinator for the Adonai Child Development Center in Uganda and a member of the Mattoon Arts Council.
Amanda comes to The Lumpkin Family Foundation from the Decatur (Illinois) Public Library, where she was Head of the Adult Division. Amanda has also been Director of the Helen Matthes Library in Effingham, Illinois, and Program Director with the Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, serving Effingham and Mattoon.
Amanda has taught at both Lake Land Community College and Millikin University. She has maintained a consulting practice since 2002, working with libraries and nonprofits on long-range planning, fundraising, organizational development, and capacity building.
Amanda holds a B.A. and an M.A. in history from Eastern Illinois University and an M.S. in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Amanda is a founding member of the goodWORKSconnect Steering Committee and is on the Board of the Illinois Library Association.
Mary joined The Lumpkin Family Foundation in January 2000 to assist The Foundation's first Executive Director. She holds a Fine Arts degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and serves on its National Alumnae Board of Directors. She has been active in the nonprofit community of Central Illinois for many years, and serves as Director on several nonprofit Boards including the Kiwanis Club of Mattoon.