Lesli Reinstein Gillette

Senior Director of Development


Lesli Reinstein Gillette serves as the senior director of development at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Lesli has decades of fundraising and development experience. She previously worked at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where she rose to the position of deputy director of the Florida regional office and then worked at AIPAC headquarters in Washington, DC, as the deputy director of the organization’s Leadership Institute.

Prior to her time at AIPAC, Lesli served as the director of advancement for the Posnack School, a K-12 private college-preparatory institution in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she managed the admissions, fundraising and communications departments. Lesli is a proud Gator, holding a B.S. in public relations from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications.

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