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Laura joined the Federated Church staff as Campaign Assistant in April 2017 for the Rejoice & Renew Capital Campaign, which officially runs through December 2020. During the Fulfillment phase of the campaign, Laura continues to ensure proper credit of all capital campaign pledge payments and disseminating information about the capital projects to the congregation.
Since 2019, as Fund Development Associate, she has also been working closely with the Senior Director of People and Operations, the Church Staff, and Lay Leaders, Commission or Committee members to identify, solicit and steward gifts in support of the mission of The Federated Church. This specifically includes coordinating the annual Stewardship Campaign to support the Church’s General Fund, writing request letters/grants for any Designated Fund or Special Projects, and administering the Legacy Fund’s Planned Giving initiatives.
Laura has been a member of Federated since 1999, where she and her late husband, Ryburn, raised their children Amanda and Wilson. Professionally, Laura has 10 years' experience in the fundraising field and 20 years' experience in the grant-making field. It is a delight to bring her gifts to an organization whose arms continue to embrace her family.