Stephen N. Lackey

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Stephen N. Lackey
Stephen N. Lackey Speaking.jpg
Public Affairs Advisor
Personal details
Born (1980-01-22) January 22, 1980 (age 37)
Atlanta, Georgia
Political party Republican
Residence Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation Public Affairs Advisor, Social Entrepreneur, Fundraiser

Stephen N. Lackey (born January 22, 1980) is a public affairs advisor, philanthropist and political fundraiser lauded for creating opportunities for large corporations and private donors to filter financial support into their communities. Lackey is the founder and head of The Stephen Lackey Trust, a think tank which works as a clearinghouse of ideas to solve global problems. He is most noted as a campaign bundler for the Republican Party.[1]

Public Affairs[edit]

Lackey has provided nonprofit development and public affairs support to a number of organizations, and most notably worked as one of the youngest fundraising and development professionals for a major nonprofit in the state of Tennessee.[2] He is also the organizer of TEDxSweetAuburn held in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]


In 2010 Lackey consolidated his many giving programs into the Adults Getting Educated (AGE) nonprofit. The organization administers the 'Coming of AGE Scholarship' which supports college students in four states who have earned the GED credential.[4]

Political Fundraising[edit]

Lackey began quietly forming partnerships between African-American donors (mostly black pastors) and conservative candidates during the second Bush campaign, eventually moving back to Atlanta to develop strategies and programs to connect black conservatives.[5] In 2011 he went public with this work, becoming a pundit and strategist for the conservative agenda.[6] In 2012, BET News named Stephen N. Lackey in their annual 'Republicans to Watch' photo list.[7] He planned and hosted the Quarles & Brady, LLP sponsored Republican Visions Luncheon, the largest African-American Conservative event at the 2012 GOP Convention in Tampa, FL.

Lackey recently gained national attention for interviews with The Huffington Post - The Black Republican Dilemma , NewsOne - Being Black and Republican in the Obama Era and BET - GOP Forms Future Majority Caucus.


  1. ^ Jones, Joyce (29 August 2012). "GOP Is Building a Black Power Base". BET News. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Wilhoite, Vivian. "Renamed Sexual Assault Center Moving to MetroCenter". Vivian-29. Wilhoite. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Scott, Alexis (2 November 2012). "Technology Group Calls for Speakers at Sweet Auburn Conference". Atlanta Daily World. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Writer, Admin (29 November 2010). "Staff Member Funds 'Coming of AGE' Scholarships for GED Recipients". The Meter. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Miller, Debi (29 August 2012). "Quarles & Brady Hosts RNC 2012 Visions Luncheon For Black Conservatives "Celebrating Black Diversity Within The GOP"". Quarles & Brady News. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Jonston, Cynthia. "Stephen N. Lackey discusses Black Republicans". YouTube. YouTube. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Jay, Joy (23 October 2012). "Republicans to Watch". BET News. Retrieved 26 October 2012.