The Lacy Foundation.

A legacy of community service.

The Lacy Foundation is our family’s outward commitment to making central Indiana a caring and thriving community.

The Lacy Foundation is a private charitable foundation established in memoriam of Stanley K. Lacy by the Lacy family. The Foundation continues the Lacy family legacy of community engagement with a focus on education, leadership and quality of life issues.

The Foundation’s philanthropic objective is to help aid Indianapolis as a world-class city in which to live, work and play. Philanthropic giving is directed to the following priorities:

  • Education
  • Community Impact
  • Arts and Culture

The Foundation works primarily with known organizations, programs and community leaders to identify, develop and fund projects in Central Indiana. It does not accept unsolicited requests. The Foundation does not fund individuals, religious institutions, individual schools, or research and support organizations for various diseases and ailments.

The SKL Series®

The Lacy Foundation underwrites the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series®, which develops and mobilizes current and future leaders to benefit Central Indiana. Since 1976, SKL® has engaged leaders and fostered community stewardship through educational seminars, placemaking tours and interaction with experts, leaders and decision makers. There are more than 1000 graduates of the program.

The SKL Series® is owned by the Lacy Foundation and is licensed to Leadership Indianapolis to administer.

For more information or to apply for the SKL Series®, please visit:

Jill S. Lacy

President, Lacy Foundation


Jill Lacy is the President of the Lacy Foundation, the private charitable foundation established by the Lacy family. She also serves on the board of Leadership Indianapolis, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee. She is on the national board of directors (National Council) for Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and on the board of trustees for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.

Previously, Jill served as co-chair and treasurer of the Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House, the community advisory council for the Domestic Violence Network and various other committees throughout the area. Jill earned her MEd in higher education administration from Indiana University and degrees in political science and exercise science from Ball State University. She worked in Fraternity and Sorority Life at Missouri State University and the University of Cincinnati.

“Indy’s future will be determined by our ability to attract and retain young people with the education and passion to succeed. The SKL Series is a great asset by encouraging and networking emerging leaders driven to improve Indianapolis.”

Greg Ballard,
Former Mayor of Indianapolis