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Lindsey Leonard joined TBCF in March 2012 with a decade of non-profit experience in program administration, fundraising, grant writing, donor cultivation, and facility management.
Before joining TBCF, she worked at Santa Barbara Channelkeeper, a local nonprofit environmental organization, serving as a development director. Before joining the Foundation, she was the vice president of operations at Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley in Ventura County, and she served as a branch director and a state licensed child care center director at United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County.
Lindsey has devoted much of her professional career to making a positive impact in families' lives through education, mentorship and constructive social interactions. She has built her career on the philosophy that "the sky is the limit," and that every family can be great given an opportunity and the support they need.
She believes openness to creating a positive work environment and collaborative participation is paramount to build a healthy organization, particularly in small communities such as Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura.
The community has acknowledged Lindsey for her efforts, including recognition as a Santa Barbara Independent ―"Local Hero" and Pacific Coast Business Times ―"40 Under 40" Award.
Lindsey holds an M.A. in education from National University, a B.A. in sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a multiple-subject teaching credential.