Sally Sharp Lehman is a Manager in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office. Sally has over twenty years of consulting, funding, operational and executive experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Most recently, Sally managed the Children and Families portfolio at Strategic Grant Partners (SGP), a venture philanthropy firm based in Boston. In this role, Sally managed SGP’s strategy and philanthropic investments in the areas of high-risk youth development, college access and persistence, early childhood, child welfare, workforce development, and family self-sufficiency. Sally was responsible for sourcing innovative and scalable models from a national landscape to identify and move potential grantees through due diligence (including leadership assessment, organizational assessment and landscape analysis) and strategic planning to a potential grant. Once selected for investment, Sally provided ongoing partnership and support to grantees to ensure successful implementation to achieve target outcomes.
Sally’s executive experience includes her work as Director of Operations at Cradles to Crayons (C2C) where she directed the planning and delivery of programs and operations to serve over 60,000 under- privileged children and engage over 28,000 volunteers annually. Sally also served as Regional Director at both the Jane Goodall Institute and Mass Audubon where she was responsible for strategic planning and implementation, program innovation and development, and all aspects of non-profit management. Earlier in her career, Sally was a management consultant with Harbridge House, Inc., where she consulted in the areas of strategy, organizational effectiveness, and executive education for Fortune 500 companies across a variety of industries.
Sally graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and French. She also holds a Master’s degree in Management cum laude from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Sally is Vice President of the board of Third Sector New England, Co-President of the Boston Duke Women’s Forum, and serves on the Advisory Council of UTEC.