Anna LeBlanc joined The Catholic Foundation in Dallas in fall 2022 as Senior Development Officer. Over the previous decade, she was Director of Gift Planning at the University of Texas at Dallas serving as the first person to hold this role there. During her tenure, she implemented all the key components of a planned giving program, resulting in a sustained pipeline of documented planned gifts from alumni, faculty and staff, retirees, and other friends of the university.
In 2019, UT Dallas received the largest realized bequest in its history, a $5.5 million gift establishing multiple faculty chairs and a distinguished university chair, all within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Anna also established a planned giving advisory council of financial advisors and estate attorneys, as well as the Legacy Society, UTD’s recognition society for planned gift donors which grew to more than 100 members.
Earlier in her fundraising career, Anna worked as the Director of Development for Southern Methodist University’s Catholic Campus Ministry, and she worked as a Consulting Project Coordinator with the consulting firm Dini Partners (now Dini Spheris).
She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation from CFRE International. She is also a past president of the Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners.
Anna attended St. Mary’s University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in public justice.