First word arrived that Hope Cottage Chief Development Officer Leslie Clay had left the building. No hard feelings at all, though. As Hope Cottage CEO Brooks Quinlan put it, “In case you haven’t heard, Leslie is unfortunately no longer with Hope Cottage. She has taken advantage of a great career opportunity with another local non-profit. She provided an amazing service to Hope Cottage in her almost 10 years and we wish her all the best.”
But where did Leslie go? She headed to The Warren Center in Richardson
According to The Warren Center CEO Amy Spawn, “We are thrilled to have Leslie Clay lead our development team. For more than 50 years, the Warren Center has made a concerted effort to advocate, serve and empower children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. We are confident that Leslie vast experience will empower us to serve more families.”
During her tenure at Hope Cottage, Leslie “managed fundraising, grant writing, marketing, public relations, communications, event planning and donor relations for the organization.”
She was part of Hope Cottage’s move in 2016 from its facilities at Fitzhugh and McKinney to the fabulous new digs in the Wilson Historic District, as well as Hope Cottage’s centennial celebration in 2018.
Before that she worked with Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT), Crohns and Colitis Foundation of North Texas and the National Kidney Foundation Serving North Texas.
In her new role, Leslie “will lead all aspects of fundraising operations.”
Congratulations to all and tip of the hat to Brooks for showing such class in his missive.
* Photo provided by Warren Center