Lauren with dogLauren has a deep development background that includes years of mentoring, international, and youth services work. Lauren discovered her passion for non-profit fundraising early on, even before receiving her Bachelors in International Relations from UC Davis. Lauren received a Masters in Fundraising from New York University and has dedicated her professional career to organizations focused on equity, access, and service, most notably the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Lauren is a hands-on leader who thrives on open door discussions, brainstorming, and problem solving, all with the end game being efficient implementation. Lauren enjoys a challenge and looks for growth opportunities, both personally and professionally and brings with her a multitude of expertise: Financial management, capital campaigns, annual solicitations, foundation and corporate granting, major gift and major donor cultivation, endowment, planned giving, board development, marketing and communications. Her personal passions are her three dogs and one cat, and now the addition of her first human child and is honored to share her love of animals and her skills as a fundraiser for the benefit of Animal Care and Control.