Laurel Severt

Director at Hellman Foundation

Laurel partners with philanthropists, nonprofits, and community leaders to connect philanthropic vision and goals with real community needs. I drive social change by developing impactful program strategies and managing comprehensive grant portfolios across a range of complex issues, including education and climate. A 21/64 Certified Philanthropic Advisor, I also love working with the passionate next generation of philanthropists to realize bold goals. Prior to her work in philanthropy, Laurel designed and managed study abroad programs for international students at the University of Washington. She holds a B.A. cum laude in International Studies and Economics from the same university. In her free time, Laurel serves on the Board of Directors and as Leadership Council Chair of Compass Family Services, a San Francisco-based organization that helps families experiencing homelessness.


Funders Learning Network for Grant-Making Foundations

Tuesday, June 25
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM