Megan Beth Lott

Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships


Megan Beth Lott, Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at The Institute for the Study of War, is recognized as a national expert in development within public policy and non-profit charitable communities.  She has been a fundraising executive for almost 30 years, raising over $350 million for the causes she believes in.  Megan is known as an outstanding communicator, manager, and positive coalition builder with a proven track record of impact and success.  A proud Navy “brat” who has lived and traveled across the globe, Megan is passionate about history, education, and foreign policy, and dedicates herself to making the world a freer and safer place for her beloved 26 godchildren. 

She came to The Institute for the Study of War having previously served as the Director of Development at The George C. Marshall International Center, Vice President of Development & Contributing Editor at Accuracy in Media, Senior Director of Development at The Center for Individual Rights, Senior Director of Membership and Development at the American Legislative Exchange Council, Director of Marketing and Development at The Lab School of Washington, Vice President of Development for the National Council For Adoption, Director of Development at the both the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and the Leadership Institute, and as the Organizational Director for National Teen Age Republicans. 

Megan is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government.  She is a graduate of three Institute for Charitable Giving Seminars conducted by nationally recognized fundraising expert Jerry Panas, is a graduate of Mal Warwick’s national Fundraising Seminar, and is a life member of Lexington “Who’s Who.”  She brings to The Institute for the Study of War expertise in capital and annual campaign planning and management, long-range and strategic planning, major donor cultivation and solicitation, proposal and grant writing, planned giving, events management, and direct mail solicitation.  In addition to her volunteer involvement with the Jane Austen Society, the Titanic Historical Society, The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), and the Alumni Association and Class Ambassador program at the College of William and Mary, Megan serves on the Board of Trustees for The Germanna Foundation.  She is an avid reader and enjoys opera, museums, soccer, and travel.   

Content by