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Board of Directors & Advisory Council

The Board of Directors for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to helping us grow and succeed in fulfilling our vision of finding a cure for childhood cancer. Our Board recognizes the importance of staying true to Alex's front yard beginnings and they are committed to making sure we keep the integrity and goodwill upon which Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is built.

Board Members 

  • Mary Austen (Board Chair), President and CEO, Tierney
  • Kristin Kelly (Board Vice Chair), Former Branding and Merchandising Executive, Lancôme and Cole Haan
  • Ann Weiser (Board Secretary), President, Weiser Works
  • Larry Vincent (Board Treasurer), Chief Branding Officer, UTA Brand Studio
  • Marc Bruno, Chief Operating Officer of Aramark
  • Stephen Cohn, Co-President Sage Financial Group
  • Joel Frank, Managing Partner, Lamb McErlane, PC
  • Michael Harad, Global Client Service Partner, EY 
  • Jocelyn Hillman, Parent Advocate
  • Gianna Jackson, Attorney and Corporate Social Responsibility Professional
  • Billy King, Radio Host/TV Analyst
  • Tim Lung, Partner, KPMG
  • Meena Mansharamani, President of Intend Growth, LLC
  • Sue Naegle, Chief Content Officer, Annapurna Pictures
  • Chip Olson, President & CEO, The Olson Research Group, Inc.
  • Jay Scott, Alex’s Father, Co-Executive Director of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • Liz Scott, Alex’s Mother, Co-Executive Director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
  • Jeff Snyder, President of Inspira Marketing Group

A Message From Our Board

Keeping the Trust

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was created through Alex Scott’s desire to help her doctors heal children with cancer. She has passed on a clear and remarkably effective vision.

When Liz and Jay Scott decided to create a permanent Foundation, they wanted, above all else, to retain the integrity of what Alex started on her front lawn several years ago.

Through Alex we were given a trust that needs to be nurtured in order to grow. It is the job of the Board of Directors of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to keep that trust by helping Liz and Jay grow the Foundation in the right way.

How do we do that?

First, we do it by applying volunteer expertise in fields as diverse as law, accounting, marketing, nonprofit management, and philanthropy to help manage our growth. And we continue to involve the many voices of volunteers, children, and parents in all that we do.

Secondly, we work with an internationally recognized medical advisory group that provides the board with the expertise to know that our resources will have the most impact.

Thirdly, we focus on maintaining high ethical standards in how we raise money, manage the organization, and provide grants and support. Our standards reflect the respect we have for every child and adult that steps forward to volunteer and make a donation of time or money.

And finally, we do it by keeping our strategy simple and straightforward in the spirit of Alex and thousands of children that battle childhood cancer and remain optimistic and caring.

What do we mean by simple and straightforward?

We mean that every donor counts. We mean that the ability to change things is sometimes right in our front yard. We mean that the Lemonade Stand belongs to all of us who step forward. We mean that extraordinary things are in the hands of ordinary people.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, you can count on us to keep the trust!

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation provides guidance and creates opportunities to advance ALSF’s national development and outreach efforts. The Advisory Council is composed of distinguished individuals from a wide range of industries.

  • Jeff Benjamin, Restaurateur, Executive Vice President at Fitler Club, COO of Vetri Cucina, in Philadelphia, PA
  • Beth Besner, Co-Founder, I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Eric Clair, Vice President at BDT & Company, New York, NY
  • Eric Christopherson, President, Northwestern Mutual Foundation and VP Strategic Philanthropy & Community Relations at Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, WI
  • Marty Connor, Chief Financial Officer at Toll Brothers in Horsham, PA
  • Mark Eason, CEO at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill in Charlotte, NC
  • Steve Greenbaum, President, Thomas Edwin Greenbaum Charitable Foundation, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Melissa Hariri, Director of Communications at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Glendale, CA
  • Harry Hayman III & Harry Hayman IV, Trustees for The Hayman Family Fund
  • John Hill, President and Chief Commercial Officer at Pilot Freight Services in Media, PA
  • Karina Jaramillo-Saa, Director of Events and Marketing at Volvo Cars in Rockleigh, NJ
  • Adam Kaliner, Founding Partner at Power Home Remodeling Group in Chester, PA
  • David Makuen, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy at Five Below in Philadelphia, PA
  • Ben Morris, Chief Executive Officer at Coaster Cycles in West Riverside, MT
  • Heather Neary, President at Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in Lancaster, PA
  • Lara Price, Chief Operating Officer at Philadelphia 76ers in Camden, NJ
  • Marc Summers, Television Personality and Producer
  • Matt Wallace , Executive Vice President, PVH Corporation in New York, NY
  • Ira Tauber, President and owner at TRIOSE in Wyomissing, PA
  • William Bender, Senior Vice President at Bender Private Wealth Management in Scranton, PA