Leslie Hammer

Director of Estate and Gift Planning

Region Covered: Kentucky


Leslie has been serving in non-profit development and management for over 20 years and is no stranger to the American Cancer Society. She began her career with the Society in 2001 working for the Mid-South Division in Southeastern KY. Leslie continued her career path on a state and Division level serving in multiple leadership roles until December 2017. Leslie credits much of her professional growth and success to her experience with Relay For Life. In 2018 Leslie moved to Louisville to join the American Heart Association as their Senior Heart Walk Director where she has led a high performing team executing fundraising plans to generate revenue growth & corporate partnerships.

Leslie is a graduate of Western KY University where she obtained her BA in Public Relations. While she is a true Hilltopper at heart, her blood bleeds blue for the Kentucky Wildcats. The light of her life is daughter Sharon Elizabeth, who is a student at Georgetown College in KY. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog, Ellie.

For more information about Planned Giving, call 1-800-227-1885.

To contact this Director of Estate and Gift Planning, please email leslie.hammer@cancer.org.