Leah Wilberding joined the Peery Foundation in March 2019 to deepen the foundation’s engagement with peer funders and provide additional resources to our grantees. Previously, Leah was a fundraiser for Bay Area nonprofits for over a decade where she focused on crafting stories, writing grant proposals and developing partnerships that translated into sustaining support. Most recently, she stewarded the philanthropy of individuals and families as an advisor at Silicon Valley Community Foundation where she also facilitated a donor circle focused on the housing crisis in our region. Leah received a BA in Literature and Creative Writing from UC San Diego and an MPA from San Francisco State University. Leah worked at Pets Unlimited and San Francisco SPCA for five years where she learned about SFACC’s vital role and services. She and her husband live with a rescue mutt, Dottie, and foster kitten fail, Remy.