Laura King

Senior Director of Development & Impact

Laura King (she/her/hers) is a seasoned leader with a background in revenue strategy and generation across multiple sectors. She recently earned her Masters in Public Affairs at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy with a focus in education. While there, Laura consulted for UC Berkeley’s School of Education, working with school districts across the country and ultimately authoring a recommendation for California to equitably educate school leaders surrounding its universal Transitional Kindergarten rollout.

Laura is a champion of public education with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges throughout the Bay Area. She serves on the fundraising committee for Sylvia Mendez Elementary in Berkeley, a public, two-way Spanish immersion school. She also leads its Rainbow Families program, which focuses on education, advocacy, and celebration of its LGBTQ+ community.

Laura began her career working on the Annual Fund and Major Gifts for a nonprofit arts organization in Los Angeles with the mission of bringing students from low income schools to experience the magic of live theatre. From there, she spent the next fifteen years in revenue generation in the for-profit sector. In her most recent professional role, she led a global content partnerships team that took its business from $50M to $900M over eight years. Laura has extensive experience with leading teams, goal setting and measurement, project management, and collaboration across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Laura is thrilled to join the Ed Fund to further the impact of its quality learning, mental wellness programs, and financial resources for the SFUSD community. When not working, you can usually find Laura reading or somewhere outside exploring the Bay Area with her wife, two kids, and two dogs.