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Bridget De Leon

Director of Grantmaking  |  The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation


Bridget De Leon is the Director of Grantmaking at The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation in Cleveland, OH. In her role, Ms. De Leon is responsible for managing the foundation’s responsive grant-making program, working with the Fowler family on special initiatives, and representing the foundation in collaborations with grantees to aid them in the achievement of their missions.

Bridget has over 20 years of multifaceted experience in philanthropy, overwhelmingly in grants management-related positions. Prior to her role at The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, she served as the Grants Manager at the Saint Luke’s Foundation where she participated in the foundation strategic planning process in which the entire structure of grantmaking was revised. Previous experience included roles as the Manager of Foundation Operations at the Mandel Foundation, and as Grants Manager at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation in Washington, DC.

Bridget has participated in PEAK Grantmaking since 1996, when it was a local Grants Managers Network group in Washington, DC. After relocating to Cleveland, she served as Chair of the Ohio Grants Managers Network.

A native and proud Clevelander, Bridget received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Heidelberg University.

Term expires 2023.