Anna LeBlanc joined the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012 as the Director of Gift Planning, serving as the first person to hold this role there. During her tenure, she has implemented all the key components of a planned giving program, resulting in the development of a pipeline of documented planned gifts that has increased from approximately $500,000 to more than $110 million.
UT Dallas recently received the largest realized bequest in its history, a $5.5 million gift to be designated toward endowed faculty chairs, further strengthening the institution’s $525 million endowment. Anna also established and manages 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 has grown to more than 110 members since being established in 2010.
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. Anna attended St. Mary’s University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in public justice.