Organizational Leadership

As a full-time venture philanthropist, Laura contributes her time and social capital. She is currently serves on over a dozen non-profit organizations’ boards.

Jewish Organizations


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Center for Media and Democracy in Israel

Co-Founder

The Center for Media and Democracy in Israel is a non-partisan, non-profit, news organization that empowers the public and promotes democratic discourse in Israel through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling that sparks action. Headquartered in Tel Aviv.

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Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco

Chair, Endowment Committee

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. Headquartered in San Francisco.

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Foundation Board Incubator (through Jewish Teen Funders Network)

Co-Founder

Based on the model of giving circles, Jewish Teen Foundation Board programs offer teens the opportunity to explore Jewish values and ideas, develop leadership skills, and practice philanthropy. Headquartered in New York City.

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Jim Joseph Foundation

Board of Directors

The Shimon Ben Joseph Foundation, commonly known as the Jim Joseph Foundation, is devoted exclusively to supporting Jewish education of youth and young adults in the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco.

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The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation

Board of Directors

The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation is committed to rebuilding Jewish life in that part of Europe where the destruction of the Holocaust was followed by the oppression of Communist rule. Headquartered in New York City.

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DeLet Alumni Network (through Hebrew Union College)

Founder

The DeLeT Alumni Network is a support and resource network of the DeLeT fellowship program that helps DeLeT alumni to continue to grow as Jewish educators, teachers, and teacher-leaders throughout their careers. Headquartered in Los Angeles.

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AIPAC

NW Regional Board

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is a bipartisan organization of U.S. citizens committed solely to strengthening, protecting and promoting the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel. Regional Board based in San Francisco.

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General Organizations


 

National Constitution Center

Board of Directors; Chair, Education Committee

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. Headquartered in Philadelphia.

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Aspen Institute

Board of Trustees; Chair, Socrates Program Sub Committee

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. The Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Social Finance

Board of Directors

Social Finance is dedicated to mobilizing capital to drive social progress. They bring uncommon partners together around a common purpose: to measurably improve the lives of those in need. Headquartered in Boston.

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Service Year Exchange, Inc. (DBA: Service Year Alliance)

Board of Advisors

Service Year Alliance is an organization relentlessly pursuing a bold vision — making a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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Bernard Osher Foundation

Board of Directors

The Bernard Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. Headquartered in San Francisco.

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