Kristine Leja

Executive Director, Bay Area at Summer Search

Kristine Leja

Kristine Leja

Executive Director, Bay Area at Summer Search

Biography

Kristine Leja has over 15 years of experience in fundraising, communications and non-profit management. She has held leadership positions at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Edgewood Center for Children in Families and Westside Community Mental Health Services. Most recently she served as the Chief Development Officer and Interim CEO at Habitat Greater SF.

She has been a speaker/presenter at the Commonwealth Club, Foundation Center, NTEN, the Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals on the topics of non-profit management, marketing and fundraising. A native of Chicago, Ms. Leja holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. She is also an advisory panel member of the International Rogare Fundraising Think Tank out of Plymouth University and has served on the board of Voice of Witness for the last six years.

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Career Highlights

Summer Search
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

RelSci Relationships

586

Number of Boards

1

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Co-Founder at Summer Search

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Founder at Summer Search

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Executive Director, Boston at Summer Search

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Director of Development at Summer Search

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Associate Director of Events at Summer Search

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Program Manager at Summer Search

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Corporate Relations Manager at Summer Search

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Former Vice President, Development at Summer Search

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Former Executive Director, Philadelphia at Summer Search

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New York City Executive Director at Summer Search

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In The News
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 9, 2015
A helping hand all the way home
San Francisco Business Times (San Francisco, CA)
November 15, 2013
Bay Area nonprofits race to meet end-of-year funding targets
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Kristine Leja
Executive Director, Bay Area at Summer Search
Education
M.F.A. in Creative Writing

San Francisco State University was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school. SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching. Students work closely with senior professors and other instructors from freshman year through graduation. Trained in some of the finest institutions in the world, faculty members include winners of prestigious teaching awards, cutting-edge researchers, and professionals devoted to solving community problems.

B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent. But it's not all work and no play at UIC... Our 16,911 undergrads and 10,669 graduate and professional students make up one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States. Whether living in residence halls, near campus or commuting, you'll find there's always something interesting going on, from social events, clubs, sororities and fraternities, to two state-of-the-art fitness centers, and more-not to mention everything Chicago has to offer just minutes away. And at UIC, we take our sports seriously. The UIC Flames compete in 18 NCAA Division 1 sports and have won a total of 38 conference championships. There's a wide range of intramural teams and sports clubs for students to join.

Career History
Chief Development Officer
Prior

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is an independently-funded local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They build affordable homes through volunteer labor, the "sweat equity" of their partner families and donations of money and materials.

Development Director
Prior

Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. Edgewood provides treatment and prevention programs that help many children and families overcome these challenges and transform their lives.

Executive Director, Bay Area
Current

SUMMER SEARCH is a year-round program all about relationships and opportunities. We use a unique combination of social-emotional mentoring, summer leadership experiences, and post-secondary advising to empower young people who face systemic oppression. Summer Search students grow and succeed in the ways most important to them and become thriving adults.

Boards & Committees
Director
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2016

Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. Edgewood provides treatment and prevention programs that help many children and families overcome these challenges and transform their lives.

$1,000 - $4,999
2015

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is an independently-funded local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They build affordable homes through volunteer labor, the "sweat equity" of their partner families and donations of money and materials.

$1,000 - $4,999
2014

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is an independently-funded local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. They build affordable homes through volunteer labor, the "sweat equity" of their partner families and donations of money and materials.

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