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Leah Reynolds Appointed as Vice President of Philanthropy and Mission Advancement

11/28/17

Leah Reynolds - VP of Philanthropy and Mission Advancement

Leah Reynolds joined the LSMNJ family in November as the new vice president of philanthropy and mission advancement.

She spent over 25 years in the Pittsburgh area honing her skills as a top-level fundraising executive, volunteering for numerous organizations at both the board level and in the trenches helping the underserved in a variety of communities that addressed issues of homelessness, HIV & AIDS, recovery from addiction and poverty in all its many forms.

In addition to her passion, infectious smile and talent for connecting people to the mission of an organization, Leah brought to LSMNJ over 20 years of experience in developing highly successful fundraising campaigns including, capital projects, annual giving campaigns, event planning, and grant and foundation solicitations. Her first director position was at a small, local non-profit and moved on to focus on annual giving for a state college.  Soon she was recruited to a national non-profit, with a multi-million-dollar budget, that was based in the Pittsburgh area. Since Leah has held a number of leadership positions always with the mission of supporting the work and growth of non-profit organizations serving public needs.

After earning a bachelors degree in legal studies from the University of Pittsburgh, Leah gained a masters degree in professional leadership with a focus on nonprofits and foundations from Carlow University. Giving back to the academic world, Leah has also taught classes for the Community College of Allegheny County's Nonprofit Development Academy in Pittsburgh. She continues to donate countless hours as a volunteer. Recently she served as a consultant to the Delaware Committee for the White House Reach Higher Initiative and was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention in Dover.

Outside of the work environment, Leah is an artist who currently uses photography as her creative medium. Currently, she focuses on producing images of the rising and setting sun-scapes along the Delaware shoreline.