Leah Ray, Chief Strategist, is a 15-year fundraising professional and leader in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining Social Capital, Ray led fundraising at United Way of Metro Chicago. Her resource development experience includes leading fundraising efforts for Feeding America, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Development. During Ray’s tenure at Feeding America, she led the organization’s fundraising efforts with corporate partners and major donors, and was responsible for annual revenue goals in excess of $80 million. Previously, Ray led the External Affairs function at the Greater Chicago Food Depository where she grew fundraising from $10 million to $20 million over a three-year period through expansion of corporate and foundation partnerships and individual giving.
Ray received her undergraduate degree at Grinnell College and a master’s certificate in nonprofit management from North Park University.