Laura Edman, CFRE

Vice President

“The not-for-profit sector represents the heart and soul of our country. It’s a privilege to help make it stronger.”

Laura Edman started with The Alford Group in 2004 and has accumulated over 30 years of experience in a variety of fundraising leadership positions.

Laura started her career at the University of Puget Sound and then spent 15 years with MultiCare Health System before joining The Alford Group.  She has consulted with clients up and down the West Coast, guiding large and small organizations in education, healthcare, social services, the arts, and the environment. She helps them build their fundraising capacity through pre-campaign studies, capital and endowment campaign counsel, development assessments, major gifts development, board retreat facilitation, and more.

Laura also serves the fundraising profession as a faculty member of the University of Washington’s Fundraising Management Certificate program.  She was one of the founders and a past president of her local AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) chapter and is a frequent presenter at local, regional and national fundraising conferences. Laura also serves as a Trustee of the Annie Wright schools.

When she’s not working or volunteering, Laura’s favorite recreational activity is taking overseas bicycle trips with her husband.  Together they have toured in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia and Chile.

Joined The Alford Group:   2004

Select Clients:

  • Blood Bank of Alaska
  • Clark College
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation
  • Harbor Soccer Club
  • Horizon House
  • Panorama Foundation
  • Peace Community Center
  • Pierce College
  • Rocky Mountain Adventist Health Foundation
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Tacoma Community House
  • Walla Walla University

Education & Credentials:

  • B.A. Sociology & French, Willamette University
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2005

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