In my work, we provide capital and support to good businesses committed to their community. Business For Good complements that work by inspiring business owners to use their power for a purpose.
Lauren’s background in nonprofit development made her passionate about finding ways for social change organizations to gain access to more capital. This led her to co-found Mission Driven Finance, an impact investment firm and Certified B Corporation dedicated to building a financial system that ensures good businesses have access to sufficient, affordable capital. As Director of Community Engagement at MDF, Lauren oversees community and philanthropic relationships as well as marketing and communications.
Prior to founding MDF, Lauren spent nearly 10 years fundraising for many nonprofits—from large universities to small, volunteer-run initiatives. She is a 2019 Social Venture Circle Innovation Entrepreneur and an active member of several impact organizations including Women Give San Diego, San Diego Social Venture Partners, San Diego Grantmakers and San Diego Impact Investors Network. Lauren is an alumna of Punahou School in Honolulu and Columbia University in New York. She is proud to serve on the board of Business For Good San Diego.