Lucy Ball Honored with Philanthropy Award

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

HARTFORD, CT – The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy named LUCY BALL, executive director of the Lone Pine Foundation, the recipient of the 2014 Martha S. Newman Award. Lucy, a resident of Darien, was honored for her demonstrated, sustained and exemplary service to one or more organizations and the philanthropic sector in the state.

Lucy Ball has worked in the nonprofit world for more than 30 years. Since 2001, she has served as executive director of the Lone Pine Foundation overseeing the distribution of over $40 million dollars to nonprofit organizations in New York City, Fairfield County (CT), Westchester County (NY), London, and Hong Kong. Under Lucy's leadership, The Lone Pine Foundation has been a driving force pushing Connecticut's nonprofits and funders to adopt and support aggressive and sophisticated outcome measurement to show the impact their efforts are having and use data to make decisions. The foundation has provided extensive training, support, and professional and informal coaching to help nonprofits move beyond simple outputs.

“Lucy is a friend to both nonprofits and the philanthropic community in the Fairfield County area. Her investment to support effective nonprofit organizations is substantial. She has been a strong leading force in sharing her learning at Lone Pine with other private funders to strengthen their investment in the nonprofit sector,” said William Hass, President and CEO of FSW.

In 2007 Lucy co-chaired the effort to establish the Fairfield County Funders Network which meets quarterly to discuss ways local funders can play a more active role in in helping nonprofits meet community needs. Lucy has served in volunteer leadership positions at the Fairfield County Community Foundation, FCCF’s Fund For Women and Girls, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, Lavelle Fund for the Blind, and Center for Hope.

About the Martha S. Newman Award
The award was established in 2007 by the Council to honor the life and work of Martha S. Newman, who before her death in 2005 served as a staff member for several grantmaking organizations. Her combination of firmness and gentleness, her work ethic, integrity and dedication, and her knowledge of community needs made her an invaluable staff member, mentor and friend. Martha Newman set the standard for an exemplary staff member. For more information about the Newman Award including previous recipients visit the Council’s website.

About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is an association of grantmakers committed to promoting and supporting effective philanthropy for the public good. With members representing 114 private and community foundations, federated funds, and corporate foundations and giving programs, the Council is Connecticut’s foremost resource on philanthropy. The organization benefits the larger grantmaking community, the nonprofit sector and the public in Connecticut.

Photo: Immediate Past Council Chair and NewAlliance Foundation Executive Director Kim Healey with Lucy Ball, executive director of the Lone Pine Foundation.



Maggie Osborn
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy


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