Donovan Lee-Sin

Chief Public Policy & Engagement Officer


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Donovan Lee-Sin serves as director of public policy and community engagement. His team manages investments in youth enrichment programs, service partnerships, The Children's Trust 211 Helpline and community engagement by emphasizing collaboration and partnership, helping to foster a network of services that support children and families most in need and to promote sustainable change across the community.

Mr. Lee-Sin has garnered more than 14 years of experience in the field of philanthropy. Prior to joining The Trust, he worked for the Family Foundation of Arthur M. Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and co-founder of Home Depot, and the Blank Family of Businesses in Atlanta. As senior program officer, Donovan oversaw the Foundation’s grant initiatives portfolio which focused on expanding community engagement, early education, parks and green space, and support for the arts in the Greater Atlanta area.

Previously, Mr. Lee-Sin worked at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation where he served as planning and evaluation officer. His efforts involved community asset mapping, initiative planning and evaluation, and grant-making.

A 2011 Annie E. Casey Atlanta Leaders for Results Fellow and 2004 alumnus of Leadership Miami, Donovan serves on the Foundation Center Advisory Board member, as guest faculty for Southeastern Council on Foundations, and on the Taskforce for a Livable Community. He is an active member of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, Independent Sector, and Southeastern Council on Foundations. 

Mr. Lee-Sin earned his B.A. degree in psychology and business administration from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS, and an M.A. in public administration with a specialization in urban development and management from Florida International University in Miami.