Leslie Baldwin

Grants Manager

Leslie Baldwin

Leslie Baldwin loves being part of the Boettcher Foundation team as the grants manager. In her work, she gets to meet amazing, passionate, and talented people across Colorado who are tirelessly serving their communities.

Prior to joining the foundation, Leslie served alternately (and sometimes concurrently) as a project manager and as director of research for Field Services Unlimited. There, she supported local, national, and international companies with commercial construction and design projects for six years. Before that, she worked at the Tattered Cover Bookstore selling books, managing staff, and supervising special orders and Internet sales.

Leslie is a Denver native who graduated with honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. After graduating, she promptly moved abroad for eight years, living and working in Tokyo, northern Thailand, and the French Alps.

As a fourth-generation Coloradan, Leslie spends her time reveling in the wonderland that is Colorado. She is an alpine skier, loves to travel, and is chief of staff for her gregarious cat.

Community Involvement:

  • Grants Managers Network; Rocky Mountain Regional Chapter Committee: chair
  • Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days: steering committee 2014

Favorite Colorado Experience:

The National Western Stock Show, Rural Philanthropy Days, Georgetown Christmas Market, skiing Mary Jane, and weekend breakfast at Lucille’s Creole Café.

Favorite Book:

The House at Pooh Corner. It’s loaded with wisdom and my favorite quote from it is “It’s friendlier with two.”