Lauren Wise

Assistant Director of Development

  • Alumni Philanthropy

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Education: The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, Strategic Communications

Job Description: I build meaningful relationships and connect passionate alumni with life-changing opportunities on our campus.

Why CU? My husband and I relocated to Colorado in 2018 for his residency training, and I was drawn to the marriage between higher education and academic medicine at CU Anschutz. Having worked at Ohio State and Cleveland Clinic, my next dream was to work in support of medical education. When there is teaching, learning, research and clinical care all happening at the same place, true magic happens. It’s incredibly inspiring, and I wanted to be a part of that. I feel so lucky to get to do this work each day.

I am most excited about the opportunity to help others make a difference in society. Philanthropy is so powerful, and I’m honored to help our benefactors make their mark on the world.

Like many others will tell you, the people are the best part about this job! From students to alumni to faculty to staff – everyone has amazing stories to tell and they’re profoundly committed to the mission at CU.