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Laura Gabbay

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
Director of Evaluation and Development
Laura Gabbay joined the full-time team at CCDC in October 2015. Ms. Gabbay has nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit field, with an extensive background in all aspects of resource development, as well as several years working as a program officer at two major national foundations. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Gabbay was the executive director of Project WISE (a Women's Initiative for Service and Empowerment), a women's mental health nonprofit in Denver. Before her tenure with Project WISE, she was the director of development for Mi Casa Resource Center. Five years ago, she became one of the founding volunteer advisory board members of the Colorado Participation Project, an innovative non-partisan program supporting human service nonprofits to build their civic engagement and advocacy efforts, now a part of the Community Resource Center. Ms. Gabbay's professional experience also includes positions with the Daniels Fund, Child Health Advocates/CHP+, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Ms. Gabbay holds her B.A. in Communications from Indiana University-Bloomington and graduated from Columbia University in New York with her MBA. She is the proud single mother of two children under the age of sixteen. In 2015, she graduated from the prestigious community service project, the Colorado Family Leadership Training Institute, hosted by the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment. In 2012, she was named the volunteer chair of the Women and Family Action Network, a coalition established by the Women's Foundation of Colorado in 2005.