Lauren Hancock


Head of Planned Giving

About Lauren

Lauren leads Orr Group’s planned giving service line, advising on and implementing sophisticated planned giving strategies to drive long-term revenue growth. To determine the right planned giving strategy for each partner, Lauren analyzes our partners’ data, listens to the organization’s needs, and brings in best practices to build the right approach. Lauren sees how planned giving can change organizations and our world for the better and is excited about helping fundraising professionals infuse planned giving into their work.

Prior to joining Orr Group, Lauren served as the Director of Annual Giving at The Madeira School in McLean, VA. In that role, she also led Development Operations. Lauren started at The Madeira School as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. She also previously worked as a member of the central development team at George Washington University. Lauren’s career in development began with internships at various nonprofits during college. Lauren’s M.B.A. in Corporate Finance helped her develop the finance background to understand the details of planned giving tools and how donors and organizations can leverage estate gifts to make meaningful and transformational gifts.

Selected Recent Partners:
  • A Wider Circle
  • Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  • Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Cornerstones
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Niagara University
When I'm not working...

I’m spending time outdoors with friends and family.

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I see fundraising as connecting donors to ways they can make the world a better place. The icing on the cake is that I get to do that work alongside amazing colleagues at Orr Group and our partners. ”