Laura Collier


Program Coordinator, Learning Services
[email protected]

At a glance

Here’s what I can help you with:

  • Questions and programming related to Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) Michigan.

  • Programming and technical assistance needs for corporate foundations and corporate giving programs.

  • Connecting to and engaging with the Michigan Forum for African Americans in Philanthropy Affinity Group and the Green and Blue Network.

  • Information and resources for the CMF Mentoring Program.

Leadership roles:

I serve as a member of the Emerging Practioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) Michigan Steering Committee. 

Get to know Laura:

What do you actually do all day long:
Work with our members to develop programming that is timely and relevant to their work.

What is the best part of your job?
Learning about the amazing actions being taken to improve our great state of Michigan.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Superman! A Michigan classic. 

What music are you streaming?
The Hamilton soundtrack or flipping between genres on Apple Music

Why do you love where you live?
I love the four seasons in Michigan, especially fall when I visit Franklin for cider and donuts!

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
Teleportation, I would travel around the world every day.

Favorite book from childhood?
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Favorite book?
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Dream vacation?
Somewhere on a deserted beach with a terrific book in hand

Reading, watching movies, traveling, snuggling my dog and spending time with family and friends