Lee Gagen

Director of Development and Leadership Giving
(508) 647-2260

As the Director of Development and Leadership Giving, Lee is responsible for developing relationships with donors and helping increase their awareness of current needs in our community. She makes introductions that help people align their giving with community needs. Lee raises funds for the Foundation, which enables it to make MetroWest a better place for all our neighbors.

Lee brings a wide variety of fundraising and development experience to the Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, she supported fundraising work as the Development Associate with the Foundation. In the past five years, Lee has held a variety of fundraising roles at various nonprofits, including grant writer, director of donor relations, and most recently as a major gifts officer.

Lee is thrilled to be returning to the Foundation because she is passionate about working with donors and making connections to positively impact the MetroWest community.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hamilton College and a Master of Education from Northeastern University.  Prior to starting her fundraising career, Lee spent several years working in Edinburgh, Scotland as teacher and coach. A MetroWest native, Lee grew up in Weston and now resides in Framingham with her husband and two children.