updated: 8/16/2012 10:37:52 AM
Indianapolis-based The Lacy Foundation has a new president. The organization's board has elected Jill Lacy to the position. She succeeds Margot Lacy Eccles, who died in June.
August 16, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (August 16, 2012) The board of trustees of The Lacy Foundation has announced the election of Jill S. Lacy as president. Lacy succeeds Margot Lacy Eccles, who died June 25, and who served in that role for nearly 30 years.
Jill received a Presidential Scholarship to Ball State University, where she double majored in Political Science and Exercise Science. She holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University and has completed the Executive Education Program in Corporate Board Governance at Kellogg Graduate School of Management. She has served as the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Organizations at Missouri State University and as the Program Director for Greek Life at the University of Cincinnati.
Currently, Lacy serves as the Co-Chair of the Grants Committee for the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. She also serves the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity as the Director of Extension for the national organization and as a Chapter Advisor for the Gamma Mu chapter at Ball State. She has also served as Treasurer for the Children’s Museum Guild, as Co-Chair for the 2008 Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House and as a Trustee for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.
In making the announcement, Andre Lacy, Chairman of LDI, Ltd., and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Lacy Foundation, said that having Jill serve in this capacity has been in the works for over a year. “Last year, Margot began the process of succession planning for the Foundation. She believed, and all of us agree, that Jill is the perfect family member to take our Foundation into the future. We are thrilled to have her at the helm.”
“I am honored and humbled by this opportunity. Both Edna Lacy, who created the Foundation and the SKL program, and Margot, who continued her mother’s legacy and built one of her own, left big shoes to fill. I am looking forward to carrying on the work of this nearly 40-year-old family foundation,” Jill commented. “I am excited to be a part of an organization that thrives on growing new community leaders who go on to improve the quality of life and help transform Indianapolis to be a truly innovative city.”
In her capacity as President, Jill will also serve on the SKL Advisory Council, and was a member of the most recent SKL Class, Class XXXVI. Michael Moriarty, a member of Frost Brown Todd and Chair of the Advisory Council noted, “Jill is the epitome of what we seek to grow at SKL - a thoughtful, talented and collaborative emerging community leader. She continues the long line of Lacy family members and their extraordinary commitment to the SKL program. We look forward to her active involvement and counsel.”
Jill is married to Peter Lacy (SKL Class XXXI), Andre Lacy’s youngest son and nephew of Margot Eccles. They live in Carmel and have three children.
Source: The Lacy Foundation