Ted Lord joined the Golden LEAF Foundation in 2005 as a program officer and now serves the Foundation as senior vice president and staff attorney. Ted works with the 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 identifies and addresses legal issues that arise in the development and implementation of projects. 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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