Deanna Galer, CLS’s Major Gifts Officer, is responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with CLS’s major donors and corporate supporters. She uses a combination of fundraising strategy, data analysis, event planning and volunteer management to bring additional resources to CLS’s mission and clients. One hallmark of Deanna’s role is the annual Bar Campaign and associated Breakfast of Champions that drive CLS’s law firm support.
Deanna joined CLS in 2022, first through an interim staffing assignment via Schultz & Williams and then as a permanent staff member. She has served as Director of Development for Maternity Care Coalition, Development & Communications Associate for the San Francisco Education Fund, and Policy Fellow for the Intercultural Development Research Association. In addition to her current role at CLS, Deanna is also the Development Officer for FABSCRAP, a textile recycling non-profit. She earned her B.A. from Goucher College in 2017.