Lukas Haynes learned about sepsis during the hospitalization of his 4-year-old daughter in January 2014. Following a very short illness and appendectomy, she died of septic shock and left a family and her Montclair, NJ community heartbroken. He joined the Sepsis Alliance in order to spare other families a similar heartbreak and to volunteer his experience in the non-profit and philanthropic sector.
Lukas has been Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Fund in New York since 2015. He oversees all operations and grantmaking programs for criminal justice reform, climate change solutions, and art for social impact.
Prior to joining the DR Fund, Lukas was vice president of the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; New York Director of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; and Fellow of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University.
Lukas also serves as a trustee of Lulu’s Fund, providing need-based financial aid to preschool families; director of the Clara Lionel Foundation and advisor to the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs.
He earned a Master’s degree in International Relations from Oxford University and graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.