Barbara Leshinsky

Executive Vice President, Development

Barbara Leshinsky

As Executive Vice President of Development for The Advertising Council, Barbara Leshinsky oversees all organizational fundraising activities and leads board development and cultivation efforts.

With nearly 25 years of fundraising experience, Ms. Leshinsky has demonstrated expertise in capital and annual campaign execution, board development, foundation relations and special event planning.

Prior to joining the Ad Council, Ms. Leshinsky served as Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement at New York Law School. Past positions also include Vice President for Development and Communications for the YMCA of Greater New York and Assistant Vice President of Development at Fordham University. Ms. Leshinsky began her development career as a University Development Officer for Columbia University after a long career in college athletics. 

Ms. Leshinsky holds a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and an M.S. in Educational Administration from Queens College, City University of New York.
She currently serves on the Queens College President’s Advisory Board, the UJA Sports for Youth Committee, and is an Advisory Board Member for the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is the former President of Women in Development.

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