Meet the Development Team

Leslie Bonaventura

Director of Foundation Relations

Leslie Bonaventura joined the staff of Americans for the Arts in January 2017. As Director of Foundation Relations, she manages a portfolio of foundation and government funders.

Leslie brings to her role nearly a decade of experience in fundraising, most recently serving as Development Manager at the Council on Foundations. Prior to that, she worked in Development at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Catholic Schools Foundation.

Leslie holds a MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago and a BA in Art History and Classical Studies from Dartmouth College. She loves all that the DC-area offers, as well as traveling to new places. Whether at home or away, Leslie loves to visit museums and craft fairs, see concerts and plays, and learn about architecture and history.