Sally-Anne Greenfield was appointed the founding Chief Executive of the Leeds Community Foundation in 2004, and during her 14 years as Chief Executive it became one of the top performing Community Foundations in the UK.
The community foundation was established to create lasting positive change in Leeds, focusing on the communities of geography and interest that have the greatest needs, and while building a team of 17, raising over £50m in donations and distributing £33m in grants to local community groups, Sally-Anne ensured these goals were not forgotten. She played a key role in the reopening of the Old Fire Station in Gipton for community use, and established the Leeds Flood Relief Appeal in response to the widespread flooding in 2015.
Sally-Anne’s work was recognised recently with the award of an Honorary Doctorate from Leeds Beckett University. She now runs a philanthropy consultancy practice, and is a Trustee of Together for Peace.