Dawnn Leary joined the Community Foundation in February 2015 as the newest member of the Philanthropic Services Department. Dawnn works to support the Foundation’s Economic Opportunity portfolio, including our education and workforce development investments and activities. She comes to Foundation from the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) where she served as Program Officer on LISC’s housing and community development portfolio. Prior to LISC, Dawnn held senior management positions at the HSC Foundation and the East of the River Community Development Corporation. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and currently chairs the Board of the directors at the Washington Area Community Investment Fund.