Leah Pryor-Lease

Director, Rights, Faith & Democracy Collaborative

Proteus Fund

    Leah began her professional life working for over a decade in the nonprofit and public sectors at organizations such as The Hetrick-Martin Institute (the nation’s oldest and largest organization serving LGBTQ youth), Harvard University, and the New York City Department of Education, where she oversaw a broad range of community partnership and external relationship work.

    After moving to Colorado, Leah served as the Strategic Partnerships Officer with the Gill Foundation, one of the country’s leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for LGBT people. In this capacity, she worked to strengthen partnerships with allied foundations, individuals, and institutional partners to advance progress nationwide. She then served as Program Officer with Voqal, a philanthropic fund dedicated to advancing equity for those who are the least well off politically, economically, and socially.

    Leah holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Brandeis University. She lives in Denver, CO with her family, where she has served on the Denver LGBTQ Commission since 2014.

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