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C. Lynn McNair Joins Alliance for Early Success Board

The Board for Directors of Alliance for Early Success (The Alliance) announced today it is adding C. Lynn McNair as a Director. McNair, who currently serves as Chief Advancement Officer at the Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, has deep experience in fiscal capacity development and policy advocacy.

Prior to her current role, McNair served as the Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships for the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization working to ensure that all at-risk middle and high school students receive the support they need to meet challenging academic standards, graduate from high school and college, and develop the necessary skills and capacity to become productive citizens in the global economy. Previously, Lynn served in leadership roles at the Internet Society, the Salzburg Global Seminar, the American Association of University Women, and the National Governors Association.

C. Lynn McNair

New Board Director,
Alliance for Early Success

McNair currently serves on the board of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and co-founded and co-chaired the African American Women’s Giving Circle of the Washington Area Women’s Foundation.

“The Alliance is thrilled to have Lynn join us as we strive to improve the lives of children across the nation,” said Angel Taveras, the Alliance’s Board Chair. “Lynn’s 25 years of leadership, and organizational and partnership development experience will be a valuable asset to the Alliance.”

“We rely on our board not only for governance but also for the wisdom that comes from their extensive and diverse experiences,” added Helene Stebbins, Executive Director of the Alliance. “We will benefit enormously from Lynn’s leadership skills, experience in philanthropy, and passionate vision for equity and opportunity for all.”  

About the Alliance for Early Success

The Alliance for Early Success is a 50-state early-childhood advocacy nonprofit that provides connections, expertise, technical assistance, and targeted investments to accelerate and amplify advocates’ effectiveness in achieving state actions necessary for each and every young child to thrive. More information about the Alliance can be found at

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