Manager, Philanthropic Advisor
Leslie works with a portfolio of more than 250 donor advised funds, helping individuals and families to develop their personal philanthropy by identifying values and interest areas, facilitating grantmaking meetings and introducing donors to nonprofit organizations via site visits and research reports. In particular, Leslie’s specialty is facilitating charitable giving for large families with multiple generations and/or complex family dynamics.
She joined The Foundation in 1998 to manage the Weingart-Price Fund, a significant grantmaking entity with a focus on youth education and community economic development. Leslie later moved into the grants administrator role, and eventually transitioned into full-time relationship management and philanthropic advising.
Prior to joining The Foundation, Leslie worked for Scripps Health Foundation. She previously received her real estate license and worked in real estate sales. Leslie earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from San Diego State University. She is also a member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals, has a Certificate in Fundraising Management, and is trained in conflict resolution.