Laura J. Brown, CAP®, is a Senior Gift Development Officer at The Dallas Foundation. Laura joined The Dallas Foundation in November 2014 as a member of the development team and works closely with donors, potential donors, and their professional advisors to cultivate major and planned gifts. She previously spent over a decade in nonprofit fundraising at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Camp Fire USA. She earned her B.S. in Advertising/Public Relations with a minor in Business from Texas Christian University and her M.B.A. with an emphasis in Not-for-Profit Management from the University of Dallas. 


Community Foundation Spark Session: The Community Foundation’s Role Among a Family’s Professional Advisors

Posted on October 20, 2016 by Laura J. Brown, Rod Riggins, Timothy J. Belber, Tony Macklin

Most philanthropic families use multiple vehicles and a range of professional advisors to realize their mission and goals – including partnering with community foundations. How should a community foundation understand its role within that “team” of support? What are ways that community foundations add unique value and expertise in this mix? … Read More