Laura serves as Vice President for American Endowment Foundation (AEF) an IRS-recognized public charity that administers a national, independent donor advised fund program. As part of her passion for promoting philanthropy, Laura holds her Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from the American College. She also serves as a faculty member for the Exit Planning Institute’s Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Program where she teaches the implementation of charitable planning into business exit strategies. Along with her involvement with Social Venture Partners, she is Board Vice President for The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy, and serves on the Board of The Estate Planning Council of Cleveland.
Laura grew up in Northeast Ohio but also lived in the Bahamas and Orlando, Florida before she “boomeranged” back to the region in 2008. She now lives in South Amherst with her husband, Brian Bolinger.