Staff / Laura Davies


Laura Davies, Managing Director of Development & External Affairs

Laura Davies joined WPA in the fall of 2017.  As Managing Director of Development & External Affairs, Laura oversees the private fundraising and communications efforts for the agency.  Prior to WPA, Laura served as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Safe Horizon, the largest victims’ services organization in the country.  There, Laura was responsible for generating external support to elevate the agency’s thought leadership and help meet an annual goal of $66 million.  Laura began her career in marketing, spending five years as a copywriter for various advertising agencies.  Laura is the recipient of the 2015 NonProfit PRO Rising Star award. 

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