Manager, Foundations & Major Gifts
Leigh is the Manager, Foundations and Major Giving. She leads the foundation giving portfolio and supports the Vice President, Advancement, and the Director of Development for major and transformational giving.
Prior to joining CIFAR, Leigh led the development and communications team at a social services agency, and previously worked as a fundraiser for health charities, a women’s shelter, and a fundraising consultancy.
Leigh is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University, a Master of Arts from York University, a Bachelor of Education from Western University, and a Fundraising Management certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.