Women’s Impact Fund Names New Operations Manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 30, 2014) — The Women’s Impact Fund, a Charlotte-based collective giving organization composed of400 community leaders, has hired Jessica Lehmann as its new Operations Manager. Ms. Lehmann has deep experience working in the nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Reading Enriches All Children (REACH), an organization that promotes literacy for at-risk children, in Norfolk, VA. “I am truly excited about being part of the Women’s Impact Fund,” said Lehmann. “I was compelled by the camaraderie among the members, and the organization’s commitment to giving back to the community and helping nonprofits throughout the region – large and small. After having run a small nonprofit, I know that an organization like the Women’s Impact Fund can deeply impact nonprofits’ missions.” Lehmann, a seasoned development professional and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, also worked at the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia. Prior to her time in Norfolk, Jessica worked in her native Charlotte for the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina and the Cannon School.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jessica as our new operations manager,” said Carolyn Meade, Women’s Impact Fund Board Chair. “Her strong skills in nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising and partnership development will be a tremendous asset to the organization.” Lehmann will join the Women’s Impact Fund on Monday, November 3.

About Women’s Impact Fund
Since 2003, the Women’s Impact Fund has amplified the significant role women play in philanthropy. Its mission is to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its members, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening the Charlotte – Mecklenburg community through the impact of collective giving. The organization has emerged as one of the largest women’s collective giving groups in the country and continues to create powerful change in Mecklenburg County. To date, the Women’s Impact Fund has made 49 grants totaling more than $3.7 million. For more information, visit

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