Chief Administrative Officer

Channon Lucas

Channon oversees the day-to-day administrative, governance, and operational functions of the foundation, as well as the external relations communications, community relations, and public policy teams. Prior to joining the foundation at its startup in 2018, Channon spent 12 years at the Archdiocese of New York with increasing responsibilities during her tenure. She was the driving force behind a successful multi-million-dollar annual fund, oversaw a major gifts portfolio, and curated and hosted a series of fundraising and donor cultivation events. In 2015, Cardinal Timothy Dolan asked her to serve as Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of New York. In this role, she worked on initiatives such as Pope Francis’ historic visit to New York in 2015, and the launch of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture. Channon completed undergraduate studies at Ithaca College, earning a B.A. in Politics. She completed her M.S. in Global Affairs at NYU in 2011. Channon has been a member of Chief, a private membership network for female executives, since its founding in 2019. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Philanthropy New York, a community of nearly 300 grantmaking organizations.