Partnering with organizations to reach their full potential is the most rewarding aspect of the job. Being a catalyst for change leads to increased mission delivery, which is the goal.

Leigh Page, Vice President, has over fourteen years of experience in campaign fundraising within higher education, healthcare, cultural, public policy, religious and international organizations. She has worked closely with CEOs, boards, leadership donors, corporate partners, and volunteer committees. Her areas of expertise include organizational structure and strategy, campaign development and support, board management, volunteer committees, prospect management and donor cultivation.

Currently, Leigh is on-site Campaign Counsel for the University of New South Wales Campaign to raise $650 million for university strategic priorities. Her role focuses on advancing the campaign strategy, principal gift pipeline, goals of the campaign cabinet and campaign plan. In 2022, Leigh will be a lead driver of launching and executing the university’s new five-year fundraising strategy. In mid-2020, Leigh served as interim Chief Development Officer, leading the university’s fundraising team to surpass the 50% raised campaign threshold on schedule.

In 2019, Leigh worked with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation to design and launch a campaign plan to raise $60M in private philanthropic support to build new hospitals in Westmead and Randwick.

Previously, Leigh was the on-site Director of National Audubon Society’s $650 million campaign to build capacity and launch new initiatives. Leigh’s past CCS client organizations also include University of Maryland Children’s Hospital; Washington Animal Rescue League; Bon Secours Health; St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church; and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.

Prior to CCS, Leigh worked at Brookings Institution on its Second Century Campaign. Early in her career, Leigh also served as a development professional for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and was part of the team that helped MUSC exceed its $300 million campaign goal.

Leigh earned a Master’s degree in arts administration from Winthrop University and a Bachelors in communications and fine arts from College of Charleston, SC. She is a native of North Carolina and currently resides in Sydney, Australia. She enjoys painting, gardening, yoga and live music.

select client partners

  • National Audubon Society
  • University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
  • Washington Animal Rescue League
  • Bon Secours Health

Sydney

Level 12
680 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

(02) 9053 7505

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Featured Projects

University of New South Wales

Asia-Pacific

University of New South Wales (UNSW) partnered with CCS on a capital campaign, providing support in planning, launching and communicating their campaign. In addition to great success to date, this partnership has positioned UNSW to strategically engage donors.

Thomas College

Northeast U.S.

Thomas College, in partnership with CCS, raised $30 million for scholarships, athletic facilities, key academic initiatives, and student success programs.