Leslie Gaskins

Leslie Gaskins

Program Operations Assistant

As a Program Operations Assistant, Leslie primarily works with the Watershed Protection team and also provides grants management support for the entire staff. 

A hometown girl, Leslie attended the Friends Select School here in Philadelphia. Following in family footsteps she attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she received a BFA in Theater Arts. Prior to working at the Foundation, Leslie lived in New York City and launched a career as a Production Coordinator and Associate Producer for feature films, TV & commercials. Eventually returning home to Philadelphia to start her family, she worked for many years as the Sr. Special Events Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s premiere event, the Philadelphia Flower Show. 

Joining the Foundation and being able to apply her logistics skills gives Leslie a terrific sense of pride that she plays a small role in one of the area’s most significant supporters of non-profit efforts in the Philadelphia region.