Lane Brooks

Funding Advisor

Santa Fe, NM

Lane Brooks began with Food & Water Action and Food & Water Watch as a board member in its first year and was invited to become its first COO and CFO the year after that in 2007. He had over–all responsibility for operations including administration, finance, human resources, IT and development overseeing growth from $3.5 million to $19 million in 2020 when he relinquished his slate of duties to become Budget and Funding Advisor. Lane has more than 35 years’ experience in non–profit fundraising and management with advocacy and performing arts organizations. He has served as a leader in the Washington, DC, philanthropic community as President of the city’s chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and was a founding board member of The Non Profit Alliance. He has been a speaker at many fundraising conferences and has served as volunteer lobbyist and chair of Government Affairs for several groups including Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, The Non Profit Alliance and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Lane is a Texas native and has a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Louisiana State University. Lane and his husband Dan live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they will soon celebrate their 50th anniversary.