Community Giving

Debra Leigh

Community Foundation(s): Central Minnesota
Award: 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient

A woman who has dedicated her career to the performing and visual arts, anti-racism training, leadership development of women, international education and prioritizing the success for under-represented students is the recipient of this year’s ATHENA Award, Debra Leigh. Currently, Debra is the Interim Vice President of Cultural Fluency, Equity and Inclusion at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. Prior to her role at SCTCC she’s spent the majority of her professional career at St. Cloud State University as the Director of Dance. In the community, Debra has been a member of several boards and organizations. Most recently she’s been the Chair of the Central Minnesota Community Foundation’s Board, with serving for six years as a member.