India Pierce Lee

As senior vice president, program at the Cleveland Foundation, India Pierce Lee leads the grantmaking team to define Greater Cleveland’s critical needs and leverage resources to help meet those needs. She joined the foundation in 2006 as program director for neighborhoods, housing and community development.

She earned a master of arts in psychology, specializing in diversity management, from CSU in 2017 and also holds a master’s in social administration from Case Western Reserve University. In addition, she completed the prestigious Loeb Fellowship from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she studied neighborhood revitalization with a special interest in sustainability.

A Cleveland resident, she currently chairs the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Visiting Committee, where she has been a member since 2011. She also served three years on the CSU Foundation Board of Directors and mentored students through a program founded by former State Sen. Grace Drake.