Mark LutzSenior Vice President, Global Philanthropy
Mark Lutz joined Opportunity International in 1986 as a key member of the private fundraising team, where he’s grown private annual revenue from $1 million to more than $40 million.
Mark grew up in South Africa with his missionary parents. Living for 20 years under apartheid shaped him to become an advocate for justice. Visits to 50 countries sharpened his vision for a world free of extreme poverty.
Prior to joining Opportunity, Mark served as Senior Director of Resource Development for MAP International, a Christian organization providing life-changing medicines and health supplies to people in need.
In 2010, Mark wrote UnPoverty: Rich Lessons from the Working Poor, in which he tells the stories of entrepreneurs who have received micro loans from Opportunity.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Masters in Cross-Cultural Communication from Wheaton College. Mark and his wife, Lise, live in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where they raised their three children.