Lindsay Callahan is the President and CEO of United Way Fresno and Madera Counties. Lindsay has led the organization since February 2016, spearheading efforts to help working families thrive. The work focuses on the intersecting and comprehensive supports and services in the areas of financial stability, education, and health.
Lindsay was raised in the Fresno area and attended Clovis schools before receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Davis and her Master’s Degree of Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. Her time in the Sacramento included a stint in the California State Assembly, including serving as a prestigious Jesse Marvin Unruh Fellow. Lindsay also spent several years at the Foundation Consortium for California’s Children and Youth, managing a state level public-private partnership between the foundations and the California Department of Education.
After returning to Fresno in 2004, she started a successful local intermediary organization called the Central Valley Afterschool Foundation that continues to thrive today. Most recently, Lindsay was a consultant for the Fresno County Office of Education in the Visual and Performing Arts Department.
A passionate advocate for children, youth, and families, Lindsay commits her spare time to promoting the Fresno community. She is a past president of the Junior League of Fresno and also sits on the board of directors for several local organizations. She was recently awarded the Adult Volunteer of the Year award from HandsOn Central California and was named one of Fresno’s 40 under 40.
Lindsay’s three children Patrick (14), Keith (12) and Lauren (8) are the joy of her life and she works tirelessly to embarrass them with her singing and dancing skills and silly jokes.