Terri Leyton

Terri Leyton

Principal, Development Research Partners


Clayton, Missouri


The George Washington University, B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, M.S.

Terri has served as a frontline fundraiser and development researcher for nearly 20 years. Most recently, as vice president of development for the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis, she directed the organization’s development efforts in the areas of corporate, foundation, and individual giving, major gifts, and planned giving and spearheaded fundraising for its annual signature event, the St. Louis Arts Awards.

Terri held a variety of development research and development director positions during a 14-year career at Washington University in St. Louis (major gifts and capital projects, annual giving and development services) that included the Campaign for Washington University.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.

Terri is a member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).