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Leslie Abshier

Resource Development Director

Degree: Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in Fund Development & Nonprofit Management, Masters Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship & Bachelors of Science in Public Affairs, Indiana University – Bloomington.

Experience: Leslie spent three summers in college as a Head Teacher for a day-camp program responsible for 60 children ages 5 to 12, ran and acted as a counselor for a summer camp, worked 2 years in full-time ministry, spent 2 years as Development Director at LIFEDesigns, and has been the Resource Development Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington since 2014.

Favorite Quote: “Be the same person when no one is watching as you are when everyone is watching.”-Anonymous

Hobbies: Leslie has lived in Bloomington since 2005 and is very active in the community as the Vice President of the Prospect Hill Neighborhood Association, Vice President of BNI Bloomington One Chapter, Advisory Member of the Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission, and Marketing Committee Chair for hYPe, the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group. Leslie has been married to her husband Chris, a lifelong Btown resident, for 6 years. They like to fix-up their 100-year-old house, go antiquing/to flea markets, attend IU sporting events of all kinds, watch the Colts play football, visit the Farmer’s Market, and are very involved in their local church, Genesis.

Did you know?: Leslie loves to have family dance parties in the living room.