To carry on the Leighty family legacy of service and stewardship
by leveraging our time and talents, as well as our financial resources,
primarily in the areas of Earth Protection, Education,
Philanthropy, and Strategic Volunteer Engagement.
Our founder, Ike Leighty, said that starting a family foundation is like catching a porcupine. First you throw a wash tub over it, and that gives you something to sit on while you figure out what to do next!
And, indeed, my brother and father and I found ourselves sitting on that wash tub in 1985.
As we began our journey into the world of foundations, we were grateful for the encouragement, enlightenment and inspiration we received from those we met who were also learning about the art of giving.
- Jane Leighty Justis
Strategic Volunteer Engagement
Strategic Volunteer Engagement is not a program, it is a core strategy for mission accomplishment.
The Leighty Foundation Board Members
Jane L. Justis
William C. Leighty
President-Elect, Program Director
Robert F. Justis
Nancy J. Waterman
Secretary/Treasurer & Managing Director
Lisa M. Justis
Wayne W. Leighty
Heidi E. Reifenstein