Lindsey Garland Padget is the Director of Network Philanthropic Engagement on the State Fiscal Policy team. In this role, she ensures that the work of the State Priorities Partnership (SPP) — and the Center’s work to support SPP — is well understood and resourced by philanthropic partners.
Prior to joining the Center, Padget served as Development Director for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, a member of the SPP network. At GBPI, she engaged philanthropic stakeholders in the pursuit to expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. Additional professional experience includes working as a Fellow for the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, where she supported grant work related to health, education, economic opportunity, arts and culture in Georgia and across the Southeast. Padget serves on the Board of Directors for Dad’s Garage, a nonprofit comedy improv theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Padget graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Agnes Scott College with degrees in Political Science and History. She holds a master’s in Educational Policy Studies from Georgia State University and was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Athens, Greece.