Leeds charity boss is nominated for Women’s Award

Sally-Anne Greenfield, chief executive of Leeds Community Foundation.
Sally-Anne Greenfield, chief executive of Leeds Community Foundation.
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A charity boss has been nominated for a Women of Achievement award.

Sally-Anne Greenfield, chief executive of Leeds Community Foundation (LCF), is up for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Award in Business.

The YEP-backed awards event, which will be held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds tomorrow, recognises the achievements of local women in various categories, including education, sport, Young Achiever of the Year and the Jane Tomlinson Award for Courage.

Sally-Anne originally started a career in fundraising by with running a scanner appeal for a hospital in Barrow-in-Furness.

Since then she has worked for the Royal Armouries museum and set up her own fundraising consultancy, which saw her working all over the country for small and large charities.

In 2004 she was appointed chief executive of LCF, with her first task being to set the Foundation up.

Starting by working three days a week at her dining room table in Leeds, she has helped lead the Foundation to where it is today – the largest independent grant-maker in the city.

Speaking about her work with LCF, Sally-Anne said: “I have been proud to be able to help the organisation grow from its small beginnings with me and a laptop at my dining room table, to a staff team of 11.

“More importantly, in that period, we have also distributed over £20million worth of grants to local community groups and charities.

“Running a social business enables us to work within the community and provide groups with practical guidance and financial support, so that they can make positive impact and improve the lives of local people.

“I feel honoured to have even been nominated for this award and if I was lucky enough to win, it would be a great recognition for Leeds Community Foundation and the hard work that my team has put into our achievements.”

For more about the event, visit www.sueryder.org/YWOA.

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