Leigh Shumann: Communications + Development Manager

Leigh is a creative communicator with experience sharing the heart of non-profit organizations across cultures and continents. From Swaziland to Ethiopia, Mozambique to Canada, her asset is the ability to powerfully connect donors and sponsors to the impact they are making in the world and inspire generosity. With a diverse skill set and unique global experience, Leigh is passionate about equipping grassroots charities with the tools and strategies they need to extend their reach and increase their revenue. She has been journeying with Legado’s Executive Director Majka Burhardt for over a decade through their work together in Ethiopia, in Mozambique and on other collaborative projects. She graduated at the top of her class with an MBA from Simon Fraser University and has received awards including being named to BC Business’ Top 30 Under 30 for her role in Canada’s philanthropic sector. She is a Principal at Fawkes + Holly, a fundraising and communications consulting company. Leigh lives on a farm on the west coast of Canada with her husband and two small children.