11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Laurie Wolf, President/CEO, The Foraker Group
Alaska’s nonprofit sector represents a wide variety of organizations that provide public service and have an impact on the lives of nearly everyone living in the state. Although most Alaskans do not think of nonprofits as an economic powerhouse, we play a critical role in the state’s economy both as major employers and as revenue generators.
Join us as we discuss the latest research on the economic impact of Alaska’s nonprofit sector. Learn how you can use the data to advocate for your organization as we highlight the five ways we in the nonprofit sector are doing our part to meet the challenges of the state’s economy.
President/CEO, The Foraker Group
Laurie has worked in the nonprofit sector for close to 30 years and with Foraker for 17 years. She has been instrumental in creating many of Foraker's services and philosophy. Laurie is passionate about the power of the nonprofit sector to change lives, improve our environment, secure our economic opportunities, provide essential arts, cultural and educational experiences and truly partner to ensure healthy communities.
Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Laurie is committed to connecting nonprofit leaders across the state and sector to weave a network of positive learning, support, and success. Laurie focuses her Foraker work on supporting creative collaborations, providing board and leadership development, and creating a positive culture of philanthropy within organizations.
Laurie holds a BA in English from Scripps College and an Executive Master's degree in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University. She has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2003. She has served on a variety of boards and worked as a volunteer in arts, environmental, and human services organizations. In 2005, Laurie was named one of Alaska's "Top 40 Under 40" by the Alaska Journal of Commerce, and was named Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy in 2006 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska chapter. In 2016 Laurie was recognized by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and inducted into the ATHENA Society. She spends her time away from the office connecting with her family and friends, distance running, and finding sunshine in Alaska and beyond.