Leslie Ann Jackson


Leslie Ann Jackson serves as the vice president of the North Carolina Community Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s community investment and engagement department. She is energized by connecting the needs of the community to the generous individuals, families, groups, and organizations who are eager to meet those needs through philanthropy. Prior to the Foundation, Leslie Ann worked in the field of child mental health in North Carolina and Maryland. A proud Demon Deacon, Leslie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, and then, her master’s in psychology at the College of William & Mary. Leslie Ann is an active community volunteer, serving as chair of Read and Feed’s Advisory Council and on the board of Wake County Smart Start. She is a past president of the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh and an alumni of Leadership North Carolina. Beyond that, you can find Leslie Ann singing show tunes in her car, hosting a gathering of family and friends, reading a book in a coffee shop, or relaxing somewhere by the water.