Lillian is an active community volunteer, based in both Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California. She is president of the Board of the Casa Serena, and serves on a variety of other boards, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Idyllwild School of Music and Art, the Gould Center for the Humanities, the Santa Barbara chapter of the League of Women Voters, and Phoenix House, a halfway house for psychiatric patients. She joined the AULA Board of Trustees in May of 2009.
Major gifts to Antioch University from Lillian and Jon Lovelace support faculty development, educational outreach, visiting scholars, and cross-cultural education.
Lillian attended Antioch College from 1946 to 1948, and graduated from Antioch University Southern California in 1989. In 2008, Lillian received an honorary doctorate of human letters from Antioch University for her distinguished service and dedication to the school throughout the years.