Jenny Lawson

President, Networks
Points of Light
Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson is the president of Networks at Points of Light, helping companies achieve their social change goals through the actions of their employees and consumers. The Corporate Institute is home to thought-leadership initiatives that include The Corporate Service Council, The Civic 50 ranking of community-minded companies and corporate consulting, training and knowledge centers.

Prior to her current role, Jenny led A Billion + Change at Points of Light, the national campaign mobilizing more than $2 billion in pro bono service pledges from U.S. businesses – the country’s largest commitment of pro bono service in history. The campaign led to a nearly 30 percent jump in corporate skilled volunteering rates across the country. 

Jenny came to Points of Light from the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (now C2ES), where she led Make an Impact, a global campaign focused on energy efficiency and environmental awareness among employees at some of the nation’s largest companies. Lawson also served as director of the Office of the President at the Nature Conversancy’s national headquarters, leading initiatives to engage corporate thought leaders in sustainability efforts. Her career began with community development and affordable housing advocacy in northern Virginia, where she served as the founding executive director of the Alliance for Housing Solutions and continues to service as a board member today.

She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and mother to three creative and passionate emerging leaders in the arts and health.