Menninger Staff

Lou Ellen Stansell, CFRE

Assistant Director of Philanthropy

Menninger Clinic |
Menninger Clinic |

Lou Ellen Stansell, CFRE, is Menninger’s assistant director of Philanthropy. She has more than 16 years of fundraising experience for an independent school and a fine arts museum, including experience in fund development, annual giving, events, volunteer management and developing donor relationships.


She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Council on the Advancement and Support of Education. She is also a former conference chair and officer of the Houston Area Independent Schools Advancement Professionals group.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Texas at Austin.