Lea Buck

I am implementing solutions on behalf of our clients. Often it requires many small steps to achieve a coherent and functioning overall strategy

Lea Buck - Senior Consultant at Beyond Philanthropy

In 2010 Lea started working at Active Philanthropy where she was mainly organising the learning journeys and programmes for the next generation.  Since 2014 she only works at Beyond Philanthropy. Her main focus is on Beyond Philanthropy’s work with private individuals and foundations. Lea has conducted various research and strategy projects in the past, among others project identifications, due diligences and landscaping reports – especially on the topics education, human rights, health, and species protection. She is also running the programme and grant management of some of Beyond Philanthropy clients. Bringing in her passion for venture philanthropy approaches this covers the development of funding strategies and structures, trustful funder-grantee relationships, monitoring and evaluation frameworks, evaluations, new partnerships but also event management or coordination of media work.

Prior Lea worked in Cambodia. She worked on behalf of the Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) as a consultant to the local cooperation partner Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP). During and after her studies, Lea gained experiences while working for the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies and at the online department of the German newspaper die ZEIT. 

Lea studied Political Science and International Law at the University of Hamburg and London School of Economics. She has co-authored several publications on family philanthropy and impact investing.


Why did you choose working for Beyond Philanthropy?

It allows me to work on topics I deeply care about. I also enjoy the variety of approaches and topics I get to know as a consultant. Every project is different and I like to really grap the motivation and expectation of the client. Even after several years I feel that I am learning something new almost every day. Plus, it is a fantastic team.

What is a random fact
about you?

I had many different jobs while studying such as fruit seller, candy floss seller, bartender or driver to Buddhist monks