Laura Elder

Senior Manager of Donor Relations

My role at Family Reach is: Senior Manager of Donor Relations

Family Reach inspires me because:The mission of the foundation is so strongly striven for day in and day out. Both the organization and everybody involved work tirelessly to support patients and families dealing with cancer. The work that Family Reach has done thus far in aiding countless people is tremendous, and it’s efforts and impact are only continuing to grow.

The most unusual thing I’ve done for my job is: Dress of as princess Jasmine and put on a performance at a neighborhood party. (I used to be a nanny!)

When I’m not at Family Reach you can find me:  Outside! Whenever weather permits! Or maybe at my local yoga studio or checking out a new restaurant or museum with my friends or family.

Most people don’t know that I:  Received the job offer from Family Reach on the same day that my best friend from college was diagnosed with breast cancer which further reaffirmed my belief that this was where I am supposed to be!

If I could spend time with one person, past or present, it would be:  My mom. She lost her battle to cancer at age 38 when I was 7 years old.

One item I’d like to check off my bucket list: Traveling to Greece! It’s where my moms side of the family is from­ not to mention, it’s beautiful!