This week’s featured guest is Leslie Andrews, a candidate for the Detroit Public School Community District Board with over 20 years of experience in non-profit development, community relations and corporate giving. Running for one of 7 seats in a staggering field of over 60 candidates, Leslie shares her journey as a first time candidate aiming to leave her mark.
Leslie Andrews is a candidate for the Detroit Community School District Board. She also serves as Director of Community Relations and Corporate Partnerships for Rock Ventures, LLC. In her role, she oversees the development and implementation of all the philanthropic support for the company in all the markets in which it does business. Her responsibilities include all corporate charitable giving, identifying volunteer opportunities for company team members, and ensuring that the company’s community presence is clearly defined and effectively impactful.
Prior to coming to Rock Ventures, she served as the Michigan Area Development Director for the United Negro College Fund where she was responsible for the Michigan market, leading a multi-million dollar fund development campaign for the nation’s oldest and most successful minority educational assistance organization. A seasoned nonprofit, community development executive whose career has focused on raising critical funds to remove economic barriers for people, Andrews is passionate about the role corporations and private entities can play in the lives of citizens. She has mentored numerous students through college and personally has dedicated her time and resources to ensure they have all of the funding they require to be successful.
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