Barbara F. Lee

Founder at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

Barbara F. Lee

Barbara F. Lee

Founder at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.
Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change
The White House Project

RelSci Relationships

446

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

07/03/1945

Age

74

Number of Awards

7

Interests

Artwork Collecting

Relationships
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Ellen Matilda Poss Director at Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston

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Managing Director & CIO at ImpactAssets, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

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Executive Director at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

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Director, Communications at Barbara Lee Family Foundation Inc.

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Founder at Lee Equity Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Tiedemann Advisors LLC

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Founding President at Washington State Women’s Forum

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Founded by Thomas H. Lee in 2006, Lee Equity Partners LLC is a private equity firm located in New York City.

Education
Bachelor's Degree

Since 1899, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience. Today, Simmons also encompasses the many benefits of a small university, including renowned coeducational graduate programs in health sciences, education, liberal arts, library and information science, management, and social work. They also offer an MBA program designed specifically for women.

Career History
Founder
Tenure Unconfirmed

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation, based in Cambridge, MA was established in 1999. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supports progressive initiatives in the areas of women in politics and the contemporary arts. The Foundation has conceived, directed and provided funding for projects in these two areas. The Women in Politics Program Area strives to empower more women to become fully engaged in the political process. The Contemporary Art Program Area seeks to advance the visual contemporary art in Boston and the work of contemporary female artists throughout the country.

Founder
1991 - Prior

Founded in 1991 through a donation from Simmons alumna Barbara Lee, the Simmons Institute for Leadership and Change (SILC) embodies Simmons's commitment to the community with a focus on women and girls, and Boston-area residents and organizations. SILC fosters relationships with individuals and organizations that mirror the vision and values of Simmons and is committed to maintaining Simmons's reputation as a vital, dynamic part of the community promoting women's issues and activism.

Founder
1988 - Prior

The White House Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, 501c(3) organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors—up to the U.S. presidency—by filling the leadership pipeline with a richly diverse, critical mass of women. The White House Project’s Corporate Council fulfills a unique mission: to engage senior business women on issues that arise at the nexus of government policy, private philanthropy, academia, and business, and to facilitate engagement between senior women in the private and public sectors.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
1993 - Current

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: • To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences • To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making • To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation and add meaning to contemporary art and culture.

Chair, Advisory Council
Current

Emerge Massachusetts is changing the face of Massachusetts politics by identifying, training and inspiring women to pursue public office.Emerge Massachusetts is part of a national network currently working in ten states: Arizona, California, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Wisconsin.

President, Board of Directors
Current

The Barbara Lee Family Foundation, based in Cambridge, MA was established in 1999. The Barbara Lee Family Foundation supports progressive initiatives in the areas of women in politics and the contemporary arts. The Foundation has conceived, directed and provided funding for projects in these two areas. The Women in Politics Program Area strives to empower more women to become fully engaged in the political process. The Contemporary Art Program Area seeks to advance the visual contemporary art in Boston and the work of contemporary female artists throughout the country.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100K +
2018

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: • To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences • To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making • To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation and add meaning to contemporary art and culture.

$100K +
2017

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: • To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences • To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making • To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation and add meaning to contemporary art and culture.

$100K +
2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold: • To present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences • To provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making • To design interpretative programs that provide context, develop appreciation and add meaning to contemporary art and culture.

Political Donations
$5,000
2019
$35.5K
2019

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

$2,800
2019

Assistant Speaker at Office of the Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives, Katherine Clark

Awards & Honors
2010
Boston Women’s Fund - Woman Action Award
2010
Women’s Campaign Fund - The “Wendy” Shattered Glass Award
2006
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester - Circle of Giving Award
Creative Works
Author
1998

Keys to the Governor’s Office

Author
2001

Speaking with Authority

Author
2002

Cracking the Code

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