With more than fifteen years of experience in the U.S. and Europe, Lara has worked with a range of clients – from those raising billions to those building a culture of philanthropy – across every nonprofit sector. “I always wanted to work in the nonprofit sector but couldn’t find ‘my’ one cause. For me, finding CCS was the answer,” Lara says.
Shortly after joining CCS in 2008, Lara moved to the European team, where she spent several years serving clients in Paris, Dublin, and Geneva. Notably, Lara spearheaded the historic €10 million campaign to transform the American School of Paris’ campus. In 2015, Lara returned to the New York City area and serves clients with local, national, and international reach. From helping RIOULT Dance New York build a permanent home, to supporting UJA Federation’s Jewish Day School Challenge, to providing campaign strategy to several RWJBarnabas Health hospitals in New Jersey, to planning a global campaign for National Geographic Society, Lara enjoys the process and partnership of our work. “I love the opportunity to work with, and learn from, so many admirable leaders and volunteers who are dedicated to their cause and community,” she says.
Lara is a dual citizen of the USA and France. She is conversant in French, Spanish, and Arabic. She is a Board Member of AFP New Jersey, where she chairs the IDEA Committee.
Select client Partners
- American School of Paris
- Duke Health
- Gateways Music Festival
- Geneva Centre for Security Policy
- JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)
- Lycée Français de New York
- National Geographic Society
- Reporters without Borders / Reporters sans frontières
- RWJBarnabas Health
- Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
- United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York