Laurel Severt

Associate Director

Laurel partners with philanthropists, nonprofit organizations and community leaders to help our clients achieve their giving objectives and address real community needs. As a 21/64 Certified Philanthropic Advisor, she drives social change by developing program strategies, managing grant portfolios, and communicating philanthropic impact. Prior to joining Hirsch & Associates, Laurel served as Program Coordinator for International Specialized Programs at the University of Washington, designing and managing study abroad programs for international students

Laurel serves on the Board of Directors of Compass Family Services, a San Francisco anchor institution serving homeless and vulnerable families through holistic support services. She holds a B.A. cum laude in International Studies and Economics from the University of Washington.