Co-founder & Chief Community Officer
Lauren’s background in nonprofit development made her eager to activate more capital for social change, leading her to co-found Mission Driven Finance. As Chief Community Officer, she leads the design of community-based strategy, providing a frame for both internal culture & partner relationships. Lauren’s blended heritage—Irish, Chinese, and Native Hawaiian—informs her approach to reconnecting capital and community. Prior to building Mission Driven Finance, she spent nearly 10 years fundraising for a wide variety of nonprofits—from large universities to small, volunteer-run initiatives. Lauren served on the steering committee of the Inclusive Capital Collective at Zebras Unite and on the board of Business for Good San Diego. She is a 2019 Social Venture Circle Innovation Entrepreneur and an active member of many philanthropic initiatives. Lauren is an alumna of Punahou School in Honolulu and Columbia University in the City of New York.