Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Founder and President of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Foundation

I’m an individual philanthropist who’s also what I call a “pracademic”—part practitioner, part scholar. I’ve spent the last 21 years of my career creating the resources, organizations and courses that I wish I could have had to make my philanthropy create greater impact at every stage of my giving life. While my philanthropic initiatives are varied, they all serve a single mission—my life’s purpose and passion—educating and inspiring individual, institutional and corporate philanthropists to give in a way that matters more. I aspire to empower others to be more successful in their own philanthropy, and in turn, create a ripple effect that directly and indirectly transforms millions of individual lives through other people’s giving.