Terri Leyton

Development Specialist and Prospect Researcher

Terri Leyton has served as a frontline fundraiser and development researcher 25+ years. With extensive experience in front of donors and behind the scenes, she enjoys utilizing a data-driven approach to identify, screen, qualify, solicit, and steward donors in the most effective way possible. Terri served as vice president of development for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis and held development research and director positions during a 14-year career at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Washington University.

Terri’s experience includes providing professional fundraising services to colleges and universities; public, independent and charter schools; religious and cultural institutions; parks, botanical gardens and zoos; and organizations focused on health, the arts, fashion, disaster relief, seniors, foster care and youth mentoring, housing and community development, women’s issues, and criminal justice reform.

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