The board of advisors was formed in 2003 to assist Lake Institute in fulfilling its mission, shaping ongoing dialogues, and providing strategic direction.
Board of Advisors
David H. Smith, Ph.D.
Nelson Poynter Senior Scholar
Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies
Donald Buttrey, J.D.
We were eager to replicate the philanthropic mentoring role that my father (Thomas H. Lake) played for so many people. But we also wanted there to be time for conversation and reflection. Dad was very thoughtful, but with a practical bent. He loved getting people together to talk and to look at things from different perspectives.Karen Lake Buttrey (1945–2010)
Scott Alexander, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of Catholic-Muslim Studies
Catholic Theological Union (Chicago)
Karen D. Buttrey
Chief Governance Officer
Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc.
Everence Financial (Goshen, IN)
Senior Philanthropic Advisor Emeritus
Chief Executive Officer
IQRA International Educational
Donald B. Johnson
Don Johnson and Associates
Past board members
Shakeela Z. Hassan
Karen Lake Buttrey