Lesley Ray

Executive Director - Fundraising

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Lesley Ray MBus,CFRE, FFIA
Executive Director—Fundraising
Lesley has been at Mater Foundation since 2004 and has the great pleasure of leading the fundraising team. Lesley and her team work with individuals and the community and each year raise millions of dollars to support the numerous areas of Mater Health, Mater Research and Mater Education.

Lesley holds the designation of Certified Fundraising Executive from CFRE International and is a graduate of the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies (ACPNS) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

She has a master’s degree in philanthropic studies from ACPNS and her research focused on the emergence of giving circles and their relationships with non-profit organisations.

Lesley is a past Chairman and Director of Fundraising Institute of Australia and continues to serve as a volunteer for FIA as well as serving as a Board Director for YWCA.

She is also a founding member of Women & Change, Queensland’s first giving circle.