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76ers Leslie Walker


Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Eastern
(6:00 pm Central // 4:00 pm Pacific)

Sports Philanthropy with 76ers Leslie M. Walker

Join us for a captivating discussion on Sports Philanthropy with 76ers Leslie M. Walker, Executive Director of the Sixers Youth Foundation, moderated by Kati “Jazz” Gray-Sadlar, founder of FSP Against Bullying. Discover Leslie’s journey, learn about her impactful work in the community, and explore the intersection of sports and philanthropy.

As the driving force behind the Sixers Youth Foundation, Leslie oversees a wide range of responsibilities, including partnership development, community engagement, financial planning, fundraising, and event strategy. She also spearheads the development and execution of comprehensive programming aimed at fostering significant engagement within the Philadelphia/Camden communities through the realms of sports and entertainment.

This event is hosted on Zoom. Secure your spot now to gain valuable insights and inspiration from Leslie’s experiences. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover how you can make a meaningful difference in your career through community engagement and sports philanthropy.

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About the program leader: 

Leslie M. Walker, Executive Director, Sixers Youth Foundation

Leslie M. Walker serves as the Executive Director of the Sixers Youth Foundation, a nonprofit extension of the Philadelphia 76ers and a regional philanthropy focused on youth development across the Delaware Valley. 

Before that role, Leslie served as the Interim Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she managed and directed the operations of the Library, composed of 54 library branches while providing leadership to a staff of over 750 employees. Walker began her role at the Library in 2017 as the Chief of Staff. 

Walker has over 20 years of experience working on behalf of vulnerable children and families in the Philadelphia region, concentrating on early childhood education, program development, implementation, and evaluation. She serves on several boards and advisory committees of community-focused organizations and is a coach and mentor.

Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Rutgers Camden College of Arts and Sciences and a Master of Science in Training and Organizational Development from Saint Joseph’s University.

Kati “Jazz” Gray-Sadlar

Kati “Jazz” Gray-Sadlar founded FSP Against Bullying, to help support individuals struggling with bullying. FSP Against Bullying supports community anti-bullying initiatives, safe spaces, and increased awareness of bullying for both children and adults. Kati is also president of Gray-Sadlar Enterprises, a business services consulting firm, and formerly served on the Mayor’s Commission for LGBT Affairs in the City of Philadelphia, and on the advisory board of PHLDiversity, a division of the Convention and Visitors bureau. Kati is also a former mayor of Chesilhurst, NJ, after winning in a historical election as the first NJ mayor to win by “personal choice” ballot.