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Leigh Schaefers

Chief Accounting Officer
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Favorite quote
“Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world's deep need.”
— Frederick Buechner
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"Collaborating with incredible coworkers, each bringing our own special skills to offer services, programs and opportunities to empower the North Texas community to do good."
Joined CFT

Leigh oversees the accounting department at CFT, including the processing of gifts, grants payments and expenses, as well as reporting and compliance.

Leigh joined CFT in 2014 after a 15-year career as a public accountant with an audit focus, working at international firms including Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton and Arthur Andersen.

She holds a bachelor’s of business administration in accounting and business honors as well as a master’s in professional accounting, all from the University of Texas at Austin.


Leigh is the Chair of the Accounting Practices Committee of the National Community Foundation Finance & Administrative Officers Group.

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