Laura Donnelley

Board Chair, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Laura chairs the board of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation of Chicago and the Low Country of South Carolina. She has pursued her lifelong passion for innovative contemporary art in a variety of ways. She founded Art Matters Incorporated, a nonprofit organization funding artists taking risks outside the boundaries of the commercial arts culture. She founded the Good Works Foundation supporting arts, education, and climate resiliency primarily in Southern California. Laura also chairs the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICALA). As well, she sits on the board of Sarah Lawrence College.


Demystifying Decision Making

Posted on December 7, 2020 by Laura Donnelley, Colleen Leth, Ann Shulman, Ashley Blanchard

feet on an arrow pointing different directions - decision, choice, option
Philanthropic families employ a wide range of models to make decisions—from unilateral authority to consensus. However, identifying the appropriate structure is often a challenge and can serve as a barrier to effective philanthropic practices. Developing an appropriate decision-making framework for distinct situations allows families to rely on an established and agreed-upon process to find a solution smoothly and expediently. Learn… Read More