About Lindsey Hardegree

Lindsey HardegreeLindsey Hardegree is an experienced nonprofit professional in Metro Atlanta and currently serves as the Executive Director for the Episcopal Charities Foundation (ECF), funding outreach ministries for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. As ECF Director, Lindsey is responsible for developing and implementing annual and planned giving campaigns, board and volunteer management, grant administration, and overseeing communications and day to day operations. Previous roles include serving as the first Development Director for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and as Special Events & Board Manager at the Alliance Theatre.

As an involved member in Atlanta’s nonprofit community, Lindsey serves on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Atlanta (YNPN Atlanta) and as a member of the Cathedral Chapter (Board of Trustees) for the Cathedral of St. Philip where she is involved in several ministries within the parish. Lindsey also volunteers with the Junior League of Atlanta and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and previously served as Founding Board Chair of YNPN Atlanta and on the boards of the 1873 Society Club of the Atlanta Humane Society, C4 Atlanta, and the Young Professional Leaders Advisory Board for the United Way of Greater Atlanta.

In 2015 Lindsey was recognized in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s inaugural 30 Under 30. Past honors include United Way VIP Board Training Program (Spring 2015), LEAD Atlanta Class of 2015, 2014 New Leaders Council (Atlanta Institute), 2013 Diversity Fellow (Association of Fundraising Professionals), and 2013 Nonprofit Leaders 30 Under 30 Award (Georgia Center for Nonprofits/YNPN Atlanta). Lindsey serves on the Young Alumni Development Board for Wake Forest University.

Lindsey earned her BA in both English and theatre from Wake Forest University and her MFA in performing arts management from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is currently pursuing a Master of Theological Studies at Nashotah House Theological Seminary via their hybrid distance program. When she’s not busy working or volunteering, Lindsey enjoys reading voraciously, baking and cooking (and teaching herself to “put up” her findings from the Peachtree Road Farmers Market), drinking a good cup of coffee, and experiencing the arts and culture community in Atlanta.