DRi is pleased to announce to completion of our search for a Vice President of Development at Dumb Friends League, a Denver-based organization working to end pet homelessness.
DRi’s Managing Director for the Mountain West, Chuck Crowe, partnered with DFL President Dr. Apryl Steele to identify a VP who could step into an ongoing $40M capital campaign while leading a $20M annual fundraising program. We are delighted that Laurie Peterson accepted this role
Laurie is thrilled to be joining the Dumb Friends League Team. She is transitioning from her most recent position as Vice President of Development with the Morris Animal Foundation and brings with her both a passion for animals and over two decades of for-profit and non-profit sales and fundraising experience. Laurie has a diverse skillset, including strategic planning and fiscal management, donor relations, team building, development of new revenue streams, and event planning.
Laurie received her bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Mary Washington, and her master’s in nonprofit management from Regis University. She volunteers for several organizations, including the Veterans Administration Hospital in Denver and Opera Colorado Young Artists, and enjoys all that Colorado has to offer from hiking (with her rescue pup, Daisy Mae) and kayaking to ice climbing and scuba diving.
We congratulate Laurie and Dumb Friends League—we look forward to seeing their success together.