Laura Cannata, MBA

Laura Cannata, MBA

Senior Consultant

pronouns: she, her, hers

With more than 30 years of experience as a non-profit and fundraising professional, Laura brings her thoughtful and thorough approach to every client engagement, striving to create positive, long-lasting relationships to help organizations achieve their goals. Her expertise lies in communications, grant writing, events and advocacy. Her clients include Montefiore and Einstein, Scratch, Winsor School, and Woods Hole Research Center.

Prior to rejoining Development Guild DDI in 2019, Laura most recently worked at Milton Academy as Stewardship and Donor Relations Manager where she oversaw the design and implementation of stewardship communications and events to align with the school’s $175 million campaign. Her previous work also includes serving as Director of Development at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Institutional Giving Manager at From the Top, where she significantly increased revenue during her tenure. Laura is a graduate of Hamilton College with a Bachelor of Arts and Boston University with a Master of Business Administration and concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management.

Born and raised in Upstate New York, Laura’s roots were replanted in Milton, Massachusetts, where she currently resides with her husband and their two children. Outside of work, you can find her biking, gardening, and spending time at the beach with her family on Cape Cod.

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