Laura Hardy brings her clients more than 35 years of experience leading development programs in the arts, human services, health, and cultural sectors. She began her career at Alexander Haas as a Campaign Manager before progressing to Senior Campaign Manager and Consultant.
She left Alexander Haas to join the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, where she served as Southern Regional Campaign Director and Interim Executive Director for the international organization’s $200 million campaign. She then moved to The Carter Center as Chief Development Officer for Major Gifts, overseeing major gift, capital, and endowment fundraising, including leading a successful $150 million endowment campaign. Next, she served as the Senior Development Officer for Major Gifts at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation before assuming the role of Chief Development Officer for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the premier art museum on the west coast. At LACMA, she directed a successful $325 million capital and endowment campaign, raised annual gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations, and secured donations of works of art to enhance the museum’s collection. After LACMA, Laura joined Wayfinder Family Services (formerly Junior Blind America) as Senior Vice President of Development and Marketing. Laura returned to Atlanta in 2017 and was welcomed “back home” to the Alexander Haas team as an Associate Partner.
An Ohio native, Laura graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Communication. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and volunteering in the community.