Laura L. Leale, Chief Development Officer

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Laura joined PCDC in 2012 with nearly 30 years' service in the non-profit sector and currently serves as Chief Development Officer, overseeing all fundraising initiatives, including events and individual, corporate and foundation giving. Prior to joining PCDC, Laura served as Vice President of Development and Fundraising at the Lupus Foundation of America, where she oversaw several revenue generating efforts, including major gifts, annual giving, institutional giving and special events. Previously, Laura has served as the Director of Development for the Public Library of Science(PLoS), the National Director of Development for the Alliance for Lupus Research, and she has also worked as the Director of Development for EngenderHealth and the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. Laura has participated as a presenter in NYU’s Summer Institute and School of Continuing Education for special events marketing and public relations, as well as the New School International Development Program. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Women in Development. She is a Gibbs College Graduate.