Emily Leiserson

Director of Development

Emily joined the Damien Center team in the fall of 2019, bringing more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and donor relations. As Donor Relations Manager, she coordinates Dining Out for Life, annual appeals, and a range of donor-centered programs and events. Emily began her nonprofit career as an AmeriCorps member and has subsequently worked at Pasadena Museum of History, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, and the Indianapolis Art Center. She feels privileged and inspired every day by being a part of the Damien Center community. Emily has an MA in Studio Art and is currently working toward a PhD at IUPUI, where she is studying the impact of the arts on communities and individuals in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.