Leigh IllionDirector of Leadership Gifts

Leigh started out as a case manager working with multiply diagnosed individuals. She has spent her fundraising career working with human services nonprofits throughout the Bay Area, including the San Francisco – Marin Food Bank, PRC, Glide, and the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation. Leigh joined Alameda County Community Food Bank in 2018 as Director of Leadership gifts.

Leigh is an experienced development professional with expertise in major gifts, capital campaigns, events, and corporate and foundation relations. She leads a high-performing fundraising team, directing strategic major gifts, corporate, foundation, events, and food drive initiatives.

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from York University, and a Master of Arts in Exhibition & Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. She does not like snakes.