Published On: July 26th, 2022

The Cambridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Marshall to Vice President of Marketing and Civic Engagement, from her former position of Director, recognizing Lauren’s exceptional leadership of the Foundation’s external communications and stewardship of its civic voice.

The promotion comes as Lauren nears her fifth anniversary with the Foundation. She joined in 2018 after 16 years at Harvard University in a succession of roles driving communications strategy for the Harvard Art Museums and other major university priorities. Prior to her time at Harvard, she was a Public Affairs Officer at Columbia University.

“Thanks to her unmatched dedication and wealth of experience, Lauren’s leadership has elevated the quality of the Foundation’s communications over the past five years,” said Phil Johnson, Board Chair. “She has shown the ability to think big and go beyond the expected with fresh creative thinking.”

“We’re enormously grateful to call Lauren a colleague, and now, our vice president,” said Geeta Pradhan, CCF president. “Lauren’s fierce commitment to her city is evident in the way she takes on initiatives and amplifies the Foundation’s impact. From her work on the United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants to our most recent public forum on education equity, she has infused the Foundation’s work with the passion and precision, lifting up our values and our commitment to Cambridge. Lauren will continue to play an invaluable role as we push forward the Foundation’s strategic growth.”

During her tenure at the Foundation, Lauren has spearheaded the development of four annual reports as well as the curation, dissemination, and public discourse of the 2021 Equity & Innovation Cities report; the launch of the annual CCF Salutes 150+ Cambridge Nonprofits celebration and the Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award; and numerous civic engagement events, including the June 8 community forum A Just Education: Our Youth, Our Responsibility. She achieved these milestones while also overseeing the full spectrum of the Foundation’s day-to-day marketing.

The Foundation is the local giving platform supporting shared prosperity, social equity, and cultural richness, with roots that go a century deep. Today, the Foundation supports more than 150 nonprofits annually, conducts research and initiates cross-city conversations, and serves as a collaborative philanthropic partner to donors, nonprofits, businesses, and engaged citizens, helping to address community needs.

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