Laura Mason Joins EngAGE, Inc. as Executive Director of EngAGE Northern California
Laura will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships, projects, and resources to expand EngAGE's award-winning program model in Northern California. As a member of the senior management team, Laura will play an active role in developing and driving EngAGE's overall strategy, governance, and vision for the future. EngAGE is noted for its combination of affordable housing opportunities for seniors and families, and creative, multi-generational programming provided at no charge for residents.
Prior to joining EngAGE, Laura was the Program Officer for the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust Elders program area, with a portfolio of more than $4 million in annual grantmaking designed to improve the health, quality of life, and community engagement opportunities for older adults. Prior to that, Laura served as a Senior Program Officer for the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund, where she worked with more than a dozen foundations and funds to develop, implement, and evaluate grantmaking programs across diverse program areas including aging, health, and social services. Laura is an active member of the Bay Area nonprofit community and currently serves on the board of directors of Art With Elders, the Eva Gunther Foundation, and Menorah Park.
Laura has a B.A. in Social Science from San Francisco State University and a Master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.