Lynn Marie Johnson

Lynn Marie Johnson
Member, Advisory Board
Vice President of Philanthropy, HumanGood Foundation

Lynn Marie Johnson is a passionate fundraising professional with more than 20 years of growing responsibilities in the industry with recorded success in the areas of Capital Campaign Management, Leadership Giving, Board Development, Special Events and Communications.   

Prior to the affiliation with HumanGood, Lynn served Presby’s Inspired Life for a total of 10 years, during two separate periods of time. Among her hallmark achievements with Presby’s Inspired is Lynn’s design and execution of the organization’s first-ever capital campaign, which was launched to attract $5.5 million in charitable support for the Joseph C. Scott Medical Center at Rydal Park. Additionally, she is credited with conceptualizing and orchestrating the Campaign for Compassionate Care in 2015 to secure donations for benevolent assistance and life-enrichment programs across life plan and affordable housing communities.  The Compassionate Care fund has raised more than $1 million. Lynn also is credited with the creation of “Cupboards of Care,” which provides residents across the Division of Affordable Housing with support to purchase nutritional food items on a regular basis. This program has garnered more than $350,000 in donations from charitable partners coast to coast.  

From 2011 until 2014, Lynn served as Executive Director of Major Gifts and Clinical Support for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she led a team of eight front-line fundraisers. Her seasoned leadership skills were devoted to maintaining progressive relationships with physician leaders and acquiring an average of $15M annually for research and clinical priorities across the Hospital.  

Lynn’s other career highlights include posts at the University of Pennsylvania (Director of Development for the Graduate School of Education), Penn State University (Executive Director of Development for the 14-campus Commonwealth College) and West Chester University (Executive Director for the WCU Foundation).  Her interest in private gift fundraising was born early in her career when she served as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a writer/producer for television news at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.