FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shawna Ellis
New York, NY – The Schott Foundation for Public Education is pleased to announce that Lauren Hadi has joined our team as Senior Vice President of Advancement. In this role, Lauren will guide the Foundation’s work with our philanthropic partners to channel more resources to the education justice movement and our grassroots grantee partners.
Lauren brings more than 20 years of experience in the education nonprofit sector, a career dedicated to improving educational opportunities for underserved students. Prior to joining Schott, she spent more than 10 years at Room to Read where she served as the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships. During that time, Room to Read expanded its work from nine countries in Asia and Africa to 18, including expansion to the Middle East, Caribbean, and Latin America. Lauren joined Room to Read in Hong Kong in 2010 and as the Development Director for Asia Pacific leading business development in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan for four years before returning to New York.
Before moving to Asia, Lauren worked at the College Board in New York overseeing the grants and advocacy team dedicated to initiatives focused on equity and access. She worked on the College Board’s public school projects to promote college readiness for all students. Early in her career, Lauren was the Director of Education Programs at the Committee of 200, a Chicago-based membership organization of top women entrepreneurs and corporate executives in the U.S.
Lauren has a bachelor of arts from the University of Rochester and a master of public administration with a concentration in education policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
“We are excited to welcome Lauren to our team,” said Schott President and CEO John H. Jackson. “Along with her passion for equity and public education, Lauren brings valuable experience and expertise to integrate into our core work of bridging philanthropic and advocacy partners to increase the education justice movement’s resources, capacity and reach, thereby augmenting both partners’ impact on providing all children an opportunity to learn and thrive.”
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