About Lauren

Lauren advises on and helps organizations implement sophisticated planned giving strategies to drive long-term revenue growth. In addition to her planned giving focus, Lauren has experience in annual giving, grant writing, institutional relations, major gifts, moves management, development operations, and database management. 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 served as the Annual Giving Assistant 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 financial 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
  • Cornerstones
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
  • Niagara University
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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. ”