Lynn Hawks, MA
Vice President

  • 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Greater Wichita AFP

Lynn has guided successful campaigns up to $100 million. Hartsook relies on Lynn’s expertise in major gift strategy, executing meaningful and thoughtful development plans, encouraging planned giving as a transformative way to make an impact, collaborative signature events and other aspects of campaign management. In addition to her role at Hartsook, she serves as Managing and Senior Director, Engineering and Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She was the 2006 Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year in Kansas and was featured in an article in the 2007 issue of Advancing Philanthropy. She holds a degree in communication from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University.

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Hartsook President and CEO Receives Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit

For over three decades, Hartsook has provided fundraising consultation tailored to meet the specific needs of BSA councils.

Hartsook President and CEO Dr. Matthew J. Beem recently received the District Award of Merit from Blue Elk District, Heart of America Council – the highest district honor awarded a Scouting volunteer.


Dr. Beem with wife, Kate Beem

Matt is an Eagle Scout, a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say, and an active volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. He has served as Chair for the Heart of America Council’s Blue Elk District and in many other council, district and unit leadership roles.

After decades of working with councils in the U.S. and overseas, Hartsook has developed unique strategies for the Boy Scouts of America that ensure continued annual fund success while building support for programmatic, expanded capital and endowment fundraising.

Our highly skilled fundraising professionals offer sound strategies based on the best experiential and quantitative philanthropic practices.

The Hartsook Team has a long tradition of supporting the Scouting program, and many of our team members have a personal connection with the organization. Go here to learn more.