Lisa Mitchell

Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Lisa Mitchell
Lisa Mitchell, Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations


Lisa Mitchell joined University Advancement in 2018, bringing more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and grant management at nonprofit organizations across Los Angeles. In her current role, Mitchell is responsible for managing a portfolio of corporations and private foundations to secure funding for LMU's priority initiatives and programs as well as working with various staff and university faculty across campus to shape and implement strategies for corporate and foundation funding.

Before joining LMU, Mitchell spent two years as director of corporate and foundation relations at Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at USC. Prior to that, she wrote grant proposals and nonprofit communications pieces for a number of social services agencies across Southern California.

With a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, Mitchell is an avid reader and always interested in learning something new. Outside of the office, this Boston transplant enjoys exploring her adopted state of California on road trips with her hilarious husband and two endlessly inquisitive daughters.