Director, Programs & Operations
Leni is the Director of Programs and Operations at Philanthropy DMV. In this role, they develop internal strategies, policies, and practices to promote a culture of equity and inclusion in the day-to-day of Philanthropy DMV. They provide support to staff, board members, fiscally sponsored programs, and other partners to maximize administrative function and optimize operations.
Leni comes to Philanthropy DMV having worked both in philanthropy and nonprofit spaces. In their most recent role as the program manager at the Weissberg Foundation, they provided people-centered and responsive programmatic support to grantee partners seeking to advance social and racial justice. Through their work they seek to break down binaries, challenge social norms, and dismantle white supremacy.
They hold both their master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The George Washington University in sociology. Outside of work, Leni spends their time reminiscing about rugby, putting on make-up just to take it off, powerlifting, ordering too much take-out, and trying, unsuccessfully, to snuggle their cat Arya.