Lori O’Keefe

Job Title(s)
President & CEO
919.474.8370 ext:4024
[email protected]

About Lori

Lori O’Keefe has served as president and CEO of Triangle Community Foundation since 2012. In addition to leading the operations and strategic vision of the Foundation, she works to ensure that the Foundation’s donors are engaged and connected to the causes they care about and oversees programs to support the Triangle’s entire nonprofit community for the benefit of our region. Under her leadership, the Foundation has grown from $144M in assets with grants of $13M to over $300M with grants averaging over 10% of assets annually.

A lifelong singer who is passionate about the arts, Lori has devoted her career to the nonprofit sector. Before joining Triangle Community Foundation in 2005 as a member of the Donor Engagement team, Lori worked as a fundraiser and arts administrator at performing arts institutions in California and New York City.  At the Foundation, she often presents on the subject of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. This year, she served on the review committee for National Standards, the accreditation program for community foundations.  She recently served as Board Chair of the North Carolina Network of Grantmakers and is active on other boards and committees in the Triangle.  She is a Goodmon Fellow through Leadership Triangle and a regular contributor for Triangle Business Journal’s A Better World column.

Lori is a native of Ohio and received her B.A. and MBA degree with a specialization in arts administration from the State University of New York system. She lives in Wake Forest with her husband and their two daughters and enjoys spending time in all four counties the Foundation represents.

Lori's Hobbies

  • Being a "Dance Mom"
  • Watching scary movies and TV shows
  • Sometime piano playing (but only when nobody's home)