Lesli Massad serves as Planned Giving Officer for Boys Town, a national acclaimed charity serving at- risk children and families. Lesli has been with Boys Town for 12 years. In her capacity as the Planned Giving Officer, Lesli has assisted in the implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program to increase funding and generate public awareness of the organization. Lesli’s key role for the organization is the solicitation of planned and major gifts, with a primary focus on charitable gift annuities, bequests and trusts. Lesli also develops public relations activities, including special events, media relations and the development of promotional/marketing materials. She delights in cultivating personal relationships with donors through personal visits, phone calls, and correspondence, as well as through presentations to civic, community, church and business groups.
In addition to her work with Boys Town, Lesli is the former Executive Director of Friends of the Mansion, a non-profit in Oklahoma established to raise money to help preserve, maintain and protect the integrity of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion, including the mansion’s contents and grounds.
Lesli also served as the Campaign Manager for the Jeff Cloud for Congress campaign in 2010 and has worked and volunteered for several political campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. Prior to working for Boys Town, Lesli worked for the Oklahoma House of Representatives for ten years.
Through the years, Lesli has involved herself in many activities, both professionally and personally. In addition to her full time employment, Lesli has been self-employed as a freelancer to many lobbyists, elected officials and non-profits. She has served as board president of each of the schools her two children attended and was instrumental in the MAPS for Kids program in the Oklahoma City Metro area.
In 2016, Lesli founded OKC Connect, a group whose purpose is to educate and engage on issues impacting Oklahoma City and to equip and empower its members to utilize their talents and resources to influence the city for good.