As a 1988 alumna of The Bronfman Fellowship. Laura has been deeply involved with the program over the course of her professional and personal journey. She knows firsthand the transformative power of the Fellowship experience and the unique contributions of this community.
Laura is a passionate and dynamic advancement leader with experience in philanthropy, community relations, management, and communications. Trained as a lawyer, for more than fifteen years Laura has worked with non-profits, higher education institutions, and health care systems to achieve transformative growth and fulfill their missions.
For nearly a decade as the Director of Development and Institutional Advancement for the Bard Prison Initiative and then in a number of consulting roles since, Laura led community engagement; annual fund, major gifts and stewardship; corporate and foundation relations; and strategic planning and capacity building. By working closely with executive leadership and boards to determine priorities and strategy, Laura has cultivated meaningful, long-term collaborations with individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
Laura has a BA (Summa Cum Laude) and MA degree from Brandeis University and earned her JD at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Rhinebeck, NY with her family.
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