Lynn Tusa, Chief Development and Communications Officer

Lynn Tusa joined SPEF in 2014 as the Director of Development and Communications. In her leadership role with the Foundation, she engages in fundraising activities, including overseeing grant writing, direct marketing, and special events. She also works with her team to raise the non-profit’s profile in the community through public relations, social media, and email campaigns. During her tenure, working closely with SPEF’s CEO, the agency’s operating budget has grown from $733,000 in FY16 to $2,526,530 in FY22.

Previously, Lynn spent five years as the Director of Development and Communications at The Rowan Center (previously known as The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education), where, similarly, she planned and implemented multifaceted fundraising and communication strategies, engaging with the eight towns in Lower Fairfield County. Before entering the non-profit world, Lynn served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, for seven years at Starpoint Solutions, a $100 million technology services firm, and ten years as Vice President Marketing for Apertus Technologies/Systems Strategies, a $60 million public company providing communications software and hardware to Fortune 500 companies and resellers.

Lynn is an active community volunteer, currently serving on Stamford Public School’s PT Council and Stamford High’s Governance Council and providing meals for clients at the New Covenant Center. She previously participated in Stamford High School’s PTO Board for four years and Rogers International PTO for eight years.

Lynn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Rhetoric and a certificate in Human Services & Society from Binghamton University, and an Executive MBA from the University of New Haven.