Leah Kaiser

Let us read, and let us dance – these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

- Voltaire

Leah Kaiser joined the DanceWorks Chicago board in 2015.  She is a consultant in the nonprofit sector working primarily as a grant proposal reviewer in the arts and culture field.  From 1992 to 1997, she served on the development staff at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago where, as part of a four-person team, she helped conduct a $6 million campaign for a permanent facility, repertoire expansion and an endowment.  As an independent consultant since 1998, Leah has reviewed grant requests for Chicago-based foundations and has worked with a variety of nonprofit groups to research and strategize fundraising opportunities, write grant proposals and capital campaign case statements and assess overall operations.  In addition to being a longtime fan of Chicago’s rich arts environment, she is an avid runner and bread baker.  She received her A.B. in English from Harvard University.