Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County announced today that Laura Ford-Harris will join the Club as the Acting Chief Development Officer.
Ford-Harris has more than 25 years of non-profit experience with expertise in community and corporate relationship management and fundraising, according to a press release from BGCDC and for nearly two years, Ford-Harris helped United Way of Greater Cincinnati reach its $50.5M goal by managing the Business Services Portfolio of legal, design and construction firms as a Relationship Manager.
Prior to that, Ford-Harris enjoyed a 23-year career at Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, one of the top ten Girl Scout councils in the country.
“We are thrilled to have Laura join our team,” said Michael Johnson, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, in a statement. “I have witnessed her work in Cincinnati and in Madison as she has become an active community volunteer and has gotten an opportunity to meet many in the philanthropic community. We are thankful Laura is bringing her talent to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County, and we have no doubt she will do amazing things for our local kids,”
Ford-Harris is an active member of Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Inc. where she serves as Protocol Chair. Since July, Ford-Harris has joined Madison Network of Black Professionals, is a member of Sisters with Books (one of the oldest Black book clubs in Madison) and performed recently with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church MLK Choir.
“I am excited about my future with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and can’t wait to work with the Clubs stakeholders to positively impact the lives of thousands of children in Dane County,” said Ford-Harris in a statement.
Ford-Harris will replace Janine Stephens who will leave after eight years to serve as the Chief Operating Officer for another local non-profit.