Lauren Nissen

Associate Director of Grants

Lauren moved to the region for college 14 years ago and never left. She is inspired by the way our community supports the most vulnerable and is in constant awe of the natural beauty our region has to offer.

Knowing that strong communities rely on engaged individuals who work together for the common good, Lauren oversees the philanthropic engagement efforts of the Foundation. She manages, develops and implements the strategic marketing and effective operations of services that engage donors, grantees, community leaders, policy makers and the media.

With an interest in community development, her Master’s in Public Administration and a goal to breakdown barriers that lead to any life having greater value than another, she is in the perfect place at Innovia Foundation.

In her free time, you can find Lauren coaching on the volleyball court, throwing around some weights at Spokane Barre, listening intently to one of her favorite podcasts or racking up miles on the beautiful Centennial Trail.

Gallup CliftonStrengths: Developer, Consistency, Discipline, Harmony, Restorative

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