Leslie Sabin, CPA


Leslie Sabin joined the foundation in 2015 as the Vice President of Finance and Operations and oversees the investment and financial administration of the foundation’s 270+ charitable funds. She also has expertise in charitable gift planning and works with current and potential fundholders and their professional advisor team to research and work through the tax benefits and implications of potential charitable gifts. Leslie has spent her 13+ year career in nonprofit finance and has worked at BKD, Catholic Health Initiatives Foundation as well as other nonprofits in Colorado Springs. Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning and has also served as a lead instructor for courses on financial best practices for community foundations with the Council on Foundations.

Leslie is passionate about finding unique ways of using philanthropic capital to invest locally to create a vibrant and equitable community, including using mission-related and program-related investments; and as a long-time resident of Colorado Springs, is excited about the potential opportunities for the philanthropic sector to shape and influence our region.

Leslie grew up in Colorado Springs and the Bay Area and is a graduate of University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. When Leslie isn’t working with her true love, MS Excel, she enjoys spending time outside with her horses, leisurely hiking, unintentionally killing plants, painting, yoga, craft cocktails, and being an overly-enthusiastic spectator at her two daughters soccer games.