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Heather Cash

Senior Vice President of Development & Stewardship, Community Foundation of Louisville

Heather Cash, JD joined the Community Foundation of Louisville in January 2016 as the Director of Gift Planning. Heather was promoted to Vice President of Development and Stewardship in July 2018, and then to Senior Vice President of Development and Stewardship in July 2022. In this role, Heather leads the members of the Development and Stewardship team in their efforts to engage existing donors and build philanthropic resources so that the Community Foundation and its donors can make the most impact possible through charitable giving.

Heather is a 2001 graduate of Centre College, and a 2003 graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law in 2007. While at the University of Louisville, Heather served as a member of the Brandeis Law Journal and received the Samuel L. Greenebaum Writing Award, the Marlin M. Volz Scholarship, and the IOLTA Public Service Fellowship.

Before joining the Community Foundation, Heather completed a judicial clerkship with Justice Lisabeth Hughes on the Kentucky Supreme Court and practiced civil defense litigation at the law firm of Thompson Miller and Simpson, PLC, in Louisville.

Heather’s civic involvement includes volunteering at the Legal Aid Society and being on the Board of the Charitable Gift Planners of Kentuckiana. Her interest in ethics and social justice has taken her to Nicaragua, Ireland and Thailand. Heather is also a certified yoga teacher and previously taught weekly hatha flow classes at Infinite Bliss Yoga and Yoga East.

Heather is married to Tommy Gleason, a partner at Frost Brown Todd, and she is a proud mama to two boys—Tommy, Jr. and Charlie.


Community Foundation Spark Session: Community Foundation Business Models for Family Philanthropy (Round 5)

Posted on June 23, 2022 by Thomas Griffith, Monica Merante, Heather Cash, Anne McKune, Tony Macklin

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This is NCFP’s fifth deep dive into how community foundations structure their business models for more intensive philanthropic services. Two foundations will serve as case studies, describing how they defined their customer segments, developed their portfolio of programs and services, worked with their board to set goals and success measures, refined their financial model for expanded services, engaged advisors, and more. Their presentations will be based on NCFP’s Philanthropic Services Business… Read More