Currently serving as Executive Director of The Lenfest Foundation, Stacy E. Holland is a tireless advocate who has played a vital role in ensuring that youth in the Philadelphia region have access to the academic, career and support services necessary to build bright futures and prepare them to be leaders in the workforce.
Most recently, Ms. Holland served as the Chief of Strategic Partnerships for the School District of Philadelphia. Stacy built an office of Strategic Partnerships which was responsible for organizing the eco-system of partnerships which served over 200+ schools as well as leading the district’s fundraising initiatives. Prior to her assignment with the School District, Stacy served as the President & CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN), a non-profit she co-founded in 1999, Ms. Holland oversaw the growth of the organization since its inception. Starting as a small non-profit organization, PYN grew into an independent, citywide entity dedicated to integrating services and building systems that promotes positive post-secondary and economic outcomes for young people serving over 15,000 youth annually with an annual budget of over $30 M.
In addition to her professional work, Stacy volunteers with the following organizations: Community College of Philadelphia, where she serves as the Chair of the Student Outcomes Committee; Wells Fargo Regional Foundation; and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Rancocas Valley Alumni Chapter. Stacy has received numerous awards and recognitions for her service. She has been awarded the White House Champion of Change Award (2013); Smart CEO Brava Award (2012); Outstanding Service Award from Sankofa Freedom Charter School (2012); and the Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award (2005).
Ms. Holland holds an undergraduate degree from The College of New Jersey in Marketing with an International Certification and a graduate degree in Student Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.