Phillip P. Lanham, CAP® is responsible for the leadership of Gulf Coast Community Foundation, including
corporate strategy and programs, operations, and investments. He is thrilled and honored to join Gulf
Coast Community Foundation as its new president|CEO beginning June 1, 2023.
Phillip has built a reputation as an accomplished executive leader with a strong background in creating
results-driven strategies. He has a 20-plus year career dedicated to philanthropy. Most recently, Phillip
served as chief philanthropy officer at Greater Cincinnati Foundation where he successfully led the
philanthropic partnerships team in providing strategic guidance for relationships with donors,
nonprofits, businesses, and private foundations.
At theUniversity of Cincinnati, Phillip earned his bachelor’s and MBA degrees and began his career at the
university. He worked at the university for over 11 years, advancing their widespread philanthropic
As a Charted Advisor in Philanthropy® and a Certified Advisor of 21/64, a cutting-edge nonprofit
specializing in understanding and engaging the next generation within family philanthropy, Phillip is a
seasoned executive in the philanthropic arena. He served on the board of the Advancement Network for
community foundations where he served as President. He also served as the vice chair of the National
Underground Railroad Freedom Center Board. Phillip also enjoys the arts sector and has served on the
Music Hall Revitalization Company board, which is responsible for maintaining the iconic performance
home of Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony/Pops Orchestra, and May Festival.
Phillip and his wife Tami are proud parents to two boys who share a love of football and the beach. His
hobbies include traveling, watching football, and downhill skiing. Phillip looks forward to leading bold
and proactive philanthropy in our beautiful regionto address our communities’ greatest opportunities.
- President | CEO
- Gulf Coast Community Foundation
- Coaching | Family Philanthropy | Fundraising and Donor Engagement | Impact Investing
- 21/64 Approach Training | Art of Facilitation