Laura Collier (she/her) is the Chapter Liaison for Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. Laura is a thoughtful, relationship-oriented leader with over six years of experience in the philanthropic sector. Laura formerly served as tri-chair for the EPIP Michigan Chapter and enjoyed creating spaces for emerging leaders to deepen their expertise in philanthropic practice and connect with peers. She now works closely with EPIP chapter leaders across the country to strengthen their work and provide robust professional development opportunities.
Laura’s work in the philanthropic sector has focused on racial equity and organizational development. In her previous role with the Council of Michigan Foundations, Laura implemented a philanthropy-focused mentoring program and managed a state-wide Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Michigan grant.
Laura is a native Michigander and graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s in Arts and Humanities. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is a member of the Boston Alumnae Chapter. When she’s not working to advance equity in philanthropy, she enjoys volunteering in her community, reading, and spending time with loved ones.