Director, Philanthropy Strategy
Laura Coy joined William Blair in 2016 as the director of community engagement. In her capacity, Laura is overseeing the William Blair Foundation, creating the firm’s integrated social investment strategy, and developing opportunities for employees to volunteer with and serve as leaders in their local community.
Prior to William Blair, Laura served as the senior manager of corporate social responsibility (CSR), public affairs manager and senior corporate philanthropist for Grainger, responsible for the company’s CSR and citizenship programs.
Prior to working at Grainger, Laura worked for nonprofits such as the National Alzheimer’s Association and the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago where she learned the power of building public-private partnerships. Laura graduated from the University of Illinois and lives in Chicago with her husband and two girls.
She is active with professional organizations like the Association of Corporate Contributions Professionals and supports the Honeycomb Project and One Million Degrees.