Ted Lord joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in 2005 as a program officer and now serves the Foundation as senior vice president and general counsel. Ted works with the SITE Program, Community-Based Grants Initiative, the Open Grants Program, the Economic Catalyst Program, and a variety of special projects and initiatives. His duties include discussing projects with potential applicants, conducting due diligence regarding proposals, and monitoring projects after grants are awarded. Ted also assists with development of grant programs and other initiatives of the Foundation and identifies and addresses legal issues related to Golden LEAF grants and programs. Before joining Golden LEAF, Ted was a fellow and special projects coordinator for the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation in Winston-Salem, served as law clerk to the Honorable James A. Beaty, Jr., United States District Judge, and practiced law with a firm in Greensboro.
Ted was born and raised in North Carolina. He attended Swarthmore College and Wake Forest University School of Law.
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