Lauren Nissen

Philanthropic Engagement Manager

A self-proclaimed Spokane-lifer, Lauren moved to the region for college 13 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 see everyone in our world prosper, she is in the perfect place at Innovia Foundation — driving community transformation and helping to make our part of the world better.

In her free time, you can find Lauren coaching on the volleyball court, throwing around some weights at FarmGirlFit, 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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