Principal Advisor, Giving & Philanthropy
Lisa is responsible for identifying and cultivating new donors, and securing gifts to establish new named funds at the Foundation. She leads work to ensure that prospective fund holders receive high quality advice about which of the Foundation’s giving options will best meet their wishes and means.
Lisa joined the Foundation in 2002 as a development manager working with and advising individual and corporate donors on their grant-making and community involvement, and also helping to engage new donors.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Lisa worked at the Co-operative Bank for 11 years in various roles including customer care, corporate securities and finally as a team leader in Smile, the Internet bank.
Lisa is Vice-Chair of Governors at High Spen Primary School in Gateshead.