Sheila Leddy, The Fledgling Fund

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Film, documentaries, "creative media projects"

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PROFILE: Sheila Leddy is the Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Leddy has worked with the fund since its founding, where she's been integral to the development of the organization's overall strategy, collaborating with President and Founder Diana Barrett and their Board of Directors. She plays a key leadership role in "developing grant guidelines, reviewing and developing projects, and assessing their potential to advance Fledgling’s mission."

Her foundation bio shares: 

I came to Fledgling in 2005 after many years working in the field of health care policy and management and bring not only a strong interest in public health, but also a passion for social justice and fairness.  As its first staff member and now Executive Director, I have worked over years to shape Fledgling’s strategy, operations, grant-making and other strategic activities.  I am proud of what Fledgling has accomplished over the last 10 years – supporting stellar projects, taking risks, and helping to define and strengthen the field.  In addition to my work with Fledgling, I serve on the executive board of the Milton Foundation for Education.  I live just outside of Boston with my husband and three children.