Lauren Mattleman Hoopes is a seasoned nonprofit leader and advisor and consults in the areas of resource development, strategic planning, grant-making and nonprofit management. She has worked for more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector, serving for 15 years as the chief executive of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for over a decade at the Kansas University Endowment Association in a variety of capacities, including Associate Director of Gift Planning, and Development Director for the Schools of Law and Fine Arts and for the Lied Center and University Museums. Earlier in her career, she was in the private practice of law in Boston at the firm of Ropes & Gray and in Kansas City with Stinson Leonard Street.
Lauren has extensive experience in nonprofit management, planning, volunteer engagement, major gift development and stewardship, family philanthropy, and strategic planning, including matters of governance. She is passionate about helping nonprofits, family foundations and individual philanthropists improve their practice and more effectively and joyfully impact the causes to which they are committed.
Lauren has presented on numerous topics to both professional, donor and volunteer audiences and has taught courses related to nonprofit management and philanthropy at Rockhurst University in the Helzberg School of Business.
A graduate of Yale College, Lauren also holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. A native of Philadelphia, she lives with her college sweetheart in Lawrence, Kansas, along with one sneaky cat and one stubborn dog. She has two wonderful adult children, both of whom have careers in the arts.