Leslie Pine has been the principal architect of TPI's creative approach to program design and strategy, managing TPI's program staff in the research, design, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of innovative philanthropic strategies and initiatives. This work has transformed the concept of strategic philanthropy into high-impact philanthropic action, helping funders and corporations develop new and more effective approaches to the issues that concern them.
Leslie also oversees TPI's ongoing assistance to a number of foundations and corporations. She has designed a range of philanthropic strategies including various youth development and mentoring initiatives; grants initiatives to stimulate innovation in K-12 schools and in community programs; corporate models to promote employee giving and community engagement; and initiatives designed to leverage grassroots community improvement efforts.
Leslie participated in founding TPI in 1989 after a decade of policy research and analysis in the academic and governmental sectors. Prior to joining TPI, Leslie was the Senior Health Analyst for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration & Finance, responsible for assessing the state's most critical health priorities, and developing effective strategies and resources for meeting those needs. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, and received a Masters of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.