Leslie C

Financial Development/Executive


Executive in non-profit organizations with strong fundraising and management expertise; grant writer; solid finance and accounting background; sole proprietor of a successful health/ wellness business

Key Skills & Competencies

Extensive development experience
Strong leadership abilities
Experienced grant writer and administrator
Nonprofit management
Skilled in web design
Excellent communicator and relationship builder
Detail oriented
Team builder
Solid financial expertise
Customer retention

Professional Experience

Farmington Community and Recreational Services, Farmington, Connecticut
Community Resource Specialist (Part time) 2yrs

• Responsible for developing outside financial resources for department initiatives
• Planning and executing strategic initiatives defined by Department Director including areas such as health and financial
literacy, virtual resources and current topics emerging particularly for area youth
• Conducting research and developing programs for emerging health and wellness needs
• Serve as contact and coordinator for several Town supported groups

Body Works Wellness, LLC, Unionville, Connecticut and Roswell, Georgia
Principal 12yrs

• Responsible for all business management, marketing, and administration as a small business owner
• Own and operate a part-time massage therapy practice in the Farmington Valley
• Taught myself Word Press and designed company website
• Assist in teaching massage therapy classes in advanced techniques with National Massage Therapy Instructor

Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, Connecticut
Fundraising Consultant 2 yrs

• Planned and executed the 18th and 19th annual Bradley Memorial Campus Golf Tournaments including recruiting
sponsorships and golfers, managing relationship with golf course and banquet facilities, budgeting and revenue/expense
tracking and reporting, working with volunteers, developing collateral materials, etc.

YWCA of New Britain, New Britain, Connecticut
Co-Executive Director 3.5 yrs

• Served as Co-Executive Director of a $3 million non-profit business with over 90 employees at multiple locations
• Provided direct oversight and management of the financial operations including grants management, general accounting, and
special projects
• Organized the annual development operation for the organization including major gifts, annual and planned giving, special
events and grant research and solicitation.

Foundation of Special Care, New Britain, Connecticut
Foundation Manager/Major Gifts Officer 3yrs

• Served as the manager of hospital foundation including staff management, budget responsibility and program development
• Developed, implemented, and evaluated progressive program strategies to secure major gifts from corporations, individuals,
and private and public foundations grants
• Provided oversight and management of several hospital facilities including a 57,000-facility used for sports and conference

American Red Cross, Middletown and New Britain, CT
Director of Finance and Development/Executive Director 8yrs

• Oversaw the chapter financial operations and all aspects of fund development
• Developed and managed a $1.4 million annual budget and financial statement preparation and reporting
• Directed mail campaigns, individual and corporate solicitation, planned giving, foundation and government grants and special
• Established and recommended major economic objectives and policies to management and the Board of Directors
• Served as Transportation Director prior to promotion to above which included administering a $500k, multi-faceted
transportation program for the elderly and disabled

Executive Director

• Provided overall management of the Chapter programs and services to a multi town service area
• Recruited, trained and managed paid and volunteer staff
• Worked with the Board of Directors to achieve financial and programmatic goals
• Served as a public relations officer at the local, state and national level

Community Experience

• Vice President, Farmington Community Chest 2016-2019
• Board of Directors, Community Chest of New Britain and Berlin 2018-Present
• Corporator, The Hospital of Central Connecticut 2007
• Member, Greater New Britain Planned Giving Consortium, 1999-2007
• Corporator, New Britain Boys and Girls Club 2003
• Member, New Britain Institute 2001-2008
• Board of Directors, New Britain High School Foundation, 2002-Present
• Co-Chair (1998-2000),Treasurer (1995-1997) Christmas in April*New Britain
• Co-Chair, New Britain Sesquicentennial Celebration 2000-2001
• Finance Commissioner, City of New Britain Finance Commission 1993-1997
• Member, YWCA New Britain Board of Directors 1994-1997
• Treasurer, New Britain Emergency Medical Services 1994-1997


Central CT State University, New Britain, CT Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT Diploma Massage Therapy

ACE Fitness Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

• Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
• Completed Grantsmanship Training Program
• Level Two Reiki Practitioner
• Certificate – ABC’s of Planned Giving Program
• National Disaster Responder in Public Relations, American Red Cross
• Served as the Southern New England Hurricane Watch Manger for American National Red Cross
• Recipient of Women in Leadership Award
• Graduate of Leadership New Britain program

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