Isabelle H. Leighton is Development Director at Political Research Associates. Isabelle has over 15 years of strategic fundraising and nonprofit management experience with a strong emphasis on social, immigrant, and economic justice. Most recently, Isabelle was founding director of Equality Fund, a philanthropic advocacy project launched by Asian Americans for Equality to address the growing need for intergenerational, cross-class, and multi-ethnic forums to combat inequality in NYC.
Isabelle is an Advisory Board member of Open City Labs, a Steering Committee member of Gray Panthers NYC, and formerly Co-Chair of AAPIP-NY. Through her various positions, Isabelle has created successful strategies and campaigns which have raised over $20 million through engagement with diverse audiences including youth, seniors, corporate employees, local businesses, educators, film and media makers, foundations, government officials, and private philanthropists. Isabelle lives in Cambridge, MA with her family. She actively seeks opportunities to learn and contribute to social justice activism focused on food, death, environment, aging, and improving the health and well-being of LGBTQ communities.