Eric Lane, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

TITLE:  Program Manager

FOCUS AREAS: College access, career readiness, workforce training, scholarships, youth

CONTACT:  213-545-2058, eric.lane@mayorsfundla.org

PROFILE: Eric Lane has been a program manager at the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles since June 2015. He was previously a program director for the Posse Foundation and a program manager for Playworks. He was also a regional director of sports and recreation at YMCA and a professional basketball player at Euroleague Basketball.

Lane’s Mayor’s Fund bio shares:

Eric Lane is a Program Manager with the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. In this role, Eric serves as a liaison to civic programs working with the Fund as well as provides development support. Eric has over 8 years of experience in nonprofit management in Los Angeles. He most recently served as Program Director at The Posse Foundation Inc. where he focused on college access for students overlooked by the traditional college selection process by connecting youth with scholarships to top tier colleges and universities across the country.

Mr. Lane’s prior experience also includes serving with Playworks Southern California as a Program Manager where he implemented enrichment programs at elementary schools throughout Los Angeles County for underserved students.

A native of Los Angeles, Eric graduated from Concordia University with a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration. His Masters thesis focused on the impact of youth enrichment programs in the City of Los Angeles.

Before pursing his Masters, Eric worked as a Regional Director of Sports and Recreation for the Culver-Palms and Westchester YMCA’s. He is a graduate of Boise State University with a B.A. in general communications with emphasis on public speaking.