Professional portrait of Lauren Wise

Lauren Wise (she/her)

Philanthropic Advisor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lauren refers to frontline fundraising as a calling. She brings her passion for education around the “how-to” of this work through her personal experiences transitioning from annual giving to frontline fundraising, and through her research for a capstone project about discovery work best practices. In her current role at the University of Colorado Anschutz (CU Anschutz) Medical Campus, she leads and coaches a team of gift officers who work on major gifts and whose unique roles include focusing on the important work of retaining and growing the giving at the bottom of the pyramid. She also spends a vital part of her time with her boots on the ground, managing a portfolio of major gift benefactors. Prior to CU Anschutz, Lauren managed Cleveland Clinic’s direct mail program and worked in advancement and communications at The Ohio State University.