The George Foundation Welcomes Saché LeBlanc Cantu to Grant Staff

Saché LeBlanc Cantu. Photo by Eric Kayne Photography.

Saché LeBlanc Cantu.
Photo by Eric Kayne Photography.

The George Foundation recently welcomed Saché LeBlanc Cantu as the newest addition to the Foundation’s grant staff. Cantu assumed her role as grant associate beginning June 1st. In the newly-created position, she is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy and efforts to increase and enhance the Foundation’s and its grantees’ impact.

“We are excited to have Saché and her talent on board to help continue the Foundation’s mission to support the Fort Bend County community,” said George Foundation CEO Roger Adamson.

Cantu brings over 14 years of experience in the philanthropy and non-profit sectors, most recently holding the position of Vice President/Community Giving Manager with BBVA Compass, where she helped manage the company’s charitable contributions and signature community involvement programs. She has also held leadership roles with Teach for America in San Francisco and Austin and the Latino Federation of Greater Washington.

Cantu was named to BBVA Compass’ Top Talent Cohort three years in a row and was a recipient of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s Diversity Fellowship at the City University of New York’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Originally from northern California, Cantu received her Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Public Administration at George Washington University.

“Saché brings a unique blend of analytical and relational skills that will serve as strong assets to the Foundation’s work. She also deeply cares about supporting the non-profits that serve our community day in and day out,” noted Quynh-Anh McMahan, the Foundation’s grant officer.

The George Foundation was founded in 1945 “for the use and benefit of the people of Fort Bend County.” To date, The George Foundation’s Board of Trustees has awarded more than $180 million in grants to Fort Bend County non-profit
organizations and scholarship recipients to further the mission of positively impacting Fort Bend County and its