lisa_rodmanLisa Rodman, Founder


LISA RODMAN brings 25 years’ experience in the charitable sector–as a funder, board member and nonprofit CEO–and is the founder of Rodman & Associates where she advises and supports individuals, businesses and foundations on philanthropic initiatives and partnerships.

Accustomed to working alongside political figures, professional sports players, entertainers and other influential citizens, Lisa has been seen on CNN, ESPN, ABC, NBC, FOX, and quoted in print media across the U.S. Yet, she firmly believes philanthropy is not only for the Bill Gates of the world.

Her desire to make an impact has significantly benefited her hometown of Austin, communities across the United States, and families around the world. Lisa have a passion for international travel having lived in Germany, married in London, and visiting more than 20 countries.

Lisa and her husband, Robert, have been married for 30 years and have two adult children. They are part of a large extended family spread across Colorado and Texas. In her free time, she enjoys playing bridge, snow skiing and studying theology.  When asked to describe herself in 10 words or less she answered, “I love the impossibly ambitious—and achieving the impossible!”

“I am approached several times a week by business associates and social peers asking me to support worthy charitable causes. Lisa brings analytical skill and insight to give me an honest assessment of how my funds would be used, without even a hint of a conflict of interest. She is ethical, trustworthy, and respects my need for confidentiality.”

Ray Wilkerson
President and CEO
Ray Wilkerson Companies

“Lisa Rodman has the experience and the connections to aid individual and corporate donors in making strategic alliances with nonprofits and Non-Governmental Organizations from Main Street to the Middle East.”

Ambassador Lewis Lucke (Ret)
U.S. Response Coordinator for the Haiti Earthquake, 2010
First USAID/Iraq Mission Director, 2002-2004

“Lisa’s enthusiasm is so infectious; her meeting ahead of time with each of us had obvious benefits at meeting time; her knowing our names and including everyone in the discussions was very helpful; I think no one was reluctant to share ideas, to agree or disagree. Powerful meeting.”

Participant, Strategic Planning Session

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