Lauren is the founder of a fundraising and development company that aims to align change agents in social enterprises, non-profits, political organizations, and socially-conscious businesses with impact investors – raising millions of dollars in capital to fund passion projects, more specifically with organizations that support service members, veterans, and their families, increase access to quality education and education reform, provide mentorship to underprivileged children and communities, and advance innovations on the forefront of conservation and preservation.
Lauren is a small town Texas girl, born and raised, and applies the values of a strong work ethic, dedication, and honesty to her personal and professional life.
She began a career in public service as a James Dunn Fellow in the Illinois Office of the Governor where she advanced the Governor and developed the First Lady’s statewide initiatives. Since then she has served in various capacities in the private, public and non-profit sectors, developing public policy, fundraising for various causes and missions, and designing strategic communication plans and public relations campaigns.
She is a volunteer and mentor with the First Tee of Greater Chicago, allowing young girls the opportunity to learn the game of golf, and with MakerGirl, an organization that helps advance opportunities for young women in STEM education. She was selected for American Enterprise Institutes’ Leadership Network in 2016, which advances the cause of free markets to improve the quality of life for those on the fringes of society. She also previously worked with special needs children and their families in AmeriCorps National Service.
Lauren studied Government Analytics at Johns Hopkins University and holds a B.S. in Public Relations and Business from the University of Texas at Tyler. She lives in Gurnee, Illinois, and enjoys a solid round of golf, a thoughtful book, a good meal, and time with her Labrador retriever, Madison.