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Laura Woods

Associate Director of Development


Laura Woods is Associate Director of Development for Chicago Lights and has been in this role since July 2018. Prior to Chicago Lights, Laura’s background began in fundraising database management. Working in multiple arts and cultural institutions throughout Chicago, she managed overall strategy for membership programs, individual giving donor pipelines, event management, and the creation of stewardship opportunities. This work was essential to individual giving efforts of numerous fundraising campaigns around the city. She graduated from DePaul University with a BA in political science and later earned her MBA at Roosevelt University. Laura lives in Lakeview and in her free time continues to be a devoted player of Pokémon Go.

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