Linda Lyon has an extensive background in nonprofit fundraising and management. Before joining the team at PiE, Linda lead the South Bay Division of California for the March of Dimes, expanding their fundraising and surpassing revenue targets. When Linda opened the Palo Alto office of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, she worked with technology companies to develop new applications to better locate and protect children and to reduce the risk of exploitation online. She successfully forged partnerships with many companies including Palantir, Google, Facebook, Twitter, MeetMe, Tagged, Stanford University’s School of Engineering, and LinkedIn.
Linda spent five years heading the Development Department for Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, growing their budget annually and initiating their $40 million capital campaign. She previously honed her skills at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and at AchieveKids, a non-public school for children with severe developmental and emotional disorders.
Before moving into the nonprofit sector, Linda worked in entertainment, technology and fashion, including at her own millinery company.