Leslie A. Gardner was a Senior Vice President and Fiduciary Manager with Bank of America and their legacy RI banks for 25 years.  During her tenure, she obtained her CTFA Certification with high honors from Northwestern University after graduating with a BS from the University of Minnesota.  She has been a Philanthropic Consultant since 2006.

She has been active in the Rhode Island community for over forty years, most recently having Chaired the Capital Center Commission, served as a Commissioner on the Providence Redevelopment Agency, is currently a Director of the Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and a member of the Miriam Hospital Board of Governors, is a Past President of the Providence Preservation Society, and was a Vice Chair of Butler Hospital. She recently joined the WaterFire Board and is serving on the Development Committee.