Women’s Impact Fund names new operations manager

The Women’s Impact Fund has named a new director of operations, the Charlotte-based organization announced Thursday.

Beginning Monday, Jessica Lehmann will lead the collective giving organization made up of nearly 400 community leaders, officials said in a news release.

Lehmann has experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising and partnership development that board members believe will be an asset.

Lehmann previously served as the executive director of Reading Enriches All Children (REACH) in Norfolk, Va., and said she is excited by the difference that the Women’s Impact Fund can make on other nonprofits’ missions.

“I was compelled by the camaraderie among the members, and the organization’s commitment to giving back to the community and helping nonprofits throughout the region, large and small.”

Since 2003, the Women’s Impact Fund has made 49 grants totaling more than $3.7 million and seeks to strengthen the local community through collective giving, increased charitable donations and enhancing women’s leadership in philanthropy. Details: www.womensimpactfund.org.