Leah Wade

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Operations Manager, Dalio Education


Leah N. Wade is the Operations Manager at Dalio Education where she leads portfolio management activities and designs and implements operating systems to advance strategic initiatives.

Over the past decade, Leah has worked in several capacities within the nonprofit sector including community outreach, fund development, volunteer management, and private and community philanthropy. Most recently, Leah served as the Associate Director of Grant Operations at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving where she oversaw grantmaking operations, processing over $35 million annually.

Prior to the Hartford Foundation, Leah worked at the Greater Houston Community Foundation where she supported business operations for a portfolio of private foundation clients.

Leah began her career in public service as an AmeriCorps Member with the Local Initiative Support Corporation. She is also a Child Defender Fellow with the Children’s Defense Fund, and mentor to middle school and college students. Leah is a native of Houston, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University.

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