Elizabeth Lynn

Project Director, Shifting Ground

Lake Institute on Faith and Giving
301 University Blvd., Suite 3000
Indianapolis, IN


  • Ph.D., Religion and Literature, The University of Chicago
  • M.A., Religious Studies, The University of Chicago
  • B.A., American Civilization, Brown University


Elizabeth Lynn has founded and led several programs designed to expand moral imagination for civic leadership, including the Center for Civic Reflection. Through her writings and creative leadership she has contributed to contemporary understandings of philanthropy and the humanities in American life. Elizabeth currently directs Shifting Ground, a Lake Institute initiative focused on deepening conversation about the changing landscape of faith, philanthropy, and community. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.