Leah Breevoort has more than three years of experience in marketing, communications and video productions. A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism with a degree in broadcast news, Leah brings her marketing and video skills to VEGA after concluding a four-month volunteer assignment with a human rights organization in Cambodia. During her time volunteering, she helped the organization produce an annual report, develop curriculum for a human rights defenders workshop, and apply for international funding. Prior to her time overseas, Leah worked for Magen David Adom, Israel’s premier emergency-aid organization, creating marketing materials and a cohesive communication and outreach strategy to grow the organization’s fundraising capacity. She also helped manage marketing deliverables and press outreach for the organization’s regional galas that together raised more than $20 million. After graduating in 2012, Leah also spent a year volunteering as an English teacher in Israel where she spent her free time developing a youth-focused social venture that uses film to address discrimination within Israeli society.
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) brings together its 27 member NGOs and their networks of more than 100,000 highly-skilled volunteers to partner with USAID to efficiently and effectively generate sustainable economic growth in the developing world. Over the past dozen years as an independent, non-partisan non-profit consortium, VEGA has made a lasting impact by improving lives. On 57 programs in 46 countries representing $340 million in U.S. foreign assistance, VEGA has saved more than $30 million taxpayer dollars and more than doubled the value through cost share and leverage, including 39,813 hours of volunteer service.