Lesley Carson


Program Director, International Human Rights Program (Wellspring Philanthropic Fund)

Lesley Carson is director of the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund’s International Human Rights Program.

Carson is a former co-chair of the left-wing Human Rights Funders Network, founder of the advocacy training group Forefront, advisory board member for the SAGE Fund (a project of the New Venture Fund), an ex-staffer for Amnesty International, and an ex-staffer for Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT). [1]


  1. “Who We Are.” Sage Fund. Accessed August 27, 2019. Original URL: Archived here: ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) (Non-profit)
    Former Staffer
  2. Forefront (Non-profit)
  3. SAGE Fund (Non-profit)
    Advisory Board Member
  4. Wellspring Philanthropic Fund (Non-profit)
    Director, International Human Rights Program
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