Fran Gallagher

Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships

Why LEO?

"I joined LEO because I fell in love with the mission to end poverty by building evidence and sharing best practices. In order to make a difference, we desperately need to understand what works and what doesn't - I love that at LEO we lean in to our strengths and pair rigorous research with innovative, thoughtful programs to help the most vulnerable move out of poverty."


Fran manages the Strategic Partnerships team, which is responsible for two important aspects of LEO's work: project development (telling the LEO story to service providers across the country and facilitating their entry into the research pipeline) and fund development (telling the LEO story to our supporters and managing our fundraising strategy to support our operations and achieve our mission). Before coming to LEO, Fran spent 5 years at J.P. Morgan working in the Private Bank in Chicago and southern California. Fran received her BA in the Program of Liberal Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Phone: 574.631.8950
Office: Jenkins Nanovic 1020 cubicle