Leslie Ann Jackson

Director of Grants and Scholarships

(919) 256-6913


Leslie Ann oversees all of NCCF’s grantmaking and scholarship operations and is responsible for the form and function of our community grantmaking programs, including those of our statewide network of affiliate foundations, several corporate programs and women’s giving circles. Leslie Ann also leads our scholarship programs, and has a particular interest in first-generation scholars. Leslie Ann came to NCCF in 2011 with career experience derived entirely from the nonprofit sector, specifically in the area of child mental health. A proud Demon Deacon, Leslie Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University. She continued her graduate studies in psychology at the College of William & Mary and completed her Nonprofit Management Certificate at Duke University. Leslie Ann devotes much of her time outside of work to SAFEchild, for which she conducts groups centered around child abuse and domestic violence. She also serves as chair of the advisory council of Read and Feed, a childhood literacy organization. Leslie Ann is also active in the Junior Woman’s Club of Raleigh, having held several positions on the executive board, including president. Otherwise you will find Leslie Ann singing in her car, preparing a meal for family and friends, reading the latest selection from her extensive book list or relaxing somewhere by the water. 

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