Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) welcomes Leslie Kolterman as its new Chief Development Officer. Leslie joins the WHRC team with a strong history of fundraising achievement and leadership at top-tier institutions, a proven record of applying strategic approaches to expand giving and increase results, as well as her passion for philanthropy’s role in expanding scientific research to implement real change and solutions.
As Chief Development Officer, Leslie will manage the development team at WHRC and oversee a comprehensive engagement and fundraising program. She will partner closely with the President and scientists to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for ongoing fundraising priorities. In her new role, Leslie will work with the Board of Directors and the Development Committee in broadening the base of support for WHRC and the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors to help identify and cultivate prospective new Board members. Leslie will also personally identify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward gifts.
Previously, Leslie served as the Director of Development at McLean Hospital. She also held roles as Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Boston University School of Public Health, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Tufts University School of Medicine, Director of Leadership Gifts at Harvard Medical School, and Major Gift Officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
About Woods Hole Research Center
The Woods Hole Research Center studies climate change impacts around the world, and works with partners—from national governments to corporations—to identify and implement opportunities to reduce levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Their vision is a world where everyone understands how climate change is affecting the planet and takes urgent action to safeguard the future of life on Earth.
WHRC was founded in 1985 by renowned ecologist George Woodwell to take the insights of science beyond the walls of academia to where they can effect real change. For the last four years, WHRC was named the top climate change think tank in the world by the International Center for Climate Governance. WHRC researchers continue to work around the world to understand the rapidly changing climate and how we can address it. The Center is currently led by President and Executive Director Dr. Philip Duffy. For more information about Woods Hole Research Center, visit https://whrc.org/