Leigh Tivol, Vice President, Strategy & Engagement
Areas of Expertise: Asset Building for Children, Children’s Savings Accounts, IDAs, Financial Education, Savings & Financial Security
Leigh Tivol has spent her entire career in the asset-building field, and has more than twenty years of policy and program experience in financial capability, affordable housing and community development. She has worked in a range of settings, including direct service delivery, statewide policy advocacy, association services and technical assistance to community organizations, state government and, since 2006, at CFED.
Currently, Leigh is CFED's Vice President for Strategy & Engagement, providing design, oversight, and functional direction for CFED’s progress against its strategic plan and its engagement with key partners and the field at large to accomplish its mission-related goals. She also oversees CFED’s efforts in network building and development, communications, and major events.
Previously, Leigh served as CFED's Director of Savings & Financial Security, managing CFED's work in financial capability and matched savings for adults and children. Prior to joining CFED, Ms. Tivol was an advocate for community development and affordable housing policy in Indiana. She worked in the public and nonprofit sectors, focusing primarily on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), homeownership education and counseling, housing trust funds and predatory mortgage lending.
Ms. Tivol holds Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and French from Brown University, and a Master's in Public Affairs from Indiana University.
"How the Road to Financial Security is Paved with Financial Capability," in What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation
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