As LIFT’s Development Director, Lauren helps steward relationships with a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual funders, while simultaneously managing the organization’s grant calendar and writing services.
Lauren LIFTs because she believes that everyone has potential, but not opportunity. Through her work connecting people and resources, she seeks to expand the circle of opportunity to all.
Prior to LIFT, Lauren served as the Senior Regional Grants Manager for City Year Inc. In this role, she worked closely with site-based staff to qualify funding prospects and develop winning proposal strategies. During her tenure with City Year, she raised $4.8MM through grant solicitation, engaged 2,500 corporate and citizen volunteers and helped execute more than 30 events.
Outside the office, she likes to spend her free time teaching aerial dance, camping and eating copious amounts of sushi.