Lauri began her career in nonprofit marketing in 1987 at CELCO. In 1990 she joined the Nonprofit Division of Walter Karl Companies. In 1993 she went on to be one of the founding members of May Development Services, now known as Data Axle Nonprofit Solutions. She is a partner to and team leader for the American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, New York Province of the Society of Jesus and Smile Train. Over the span of her career Lauri has participated in mailing over 1 billion pieces of nonprofit acquisition mail, helping to grow the donor bases of some of the nation’s largest charities.
She is member of the New York-based Direct Marketing Fundraiser’s Association and the ANA Nonprofit Federation. Lauri’s love of nonprofit work began early on when she volunteered at a Special Olympics event and it continued through college with weekly volunteer work at a no-kill animal shelter. Since then she has served in various roles for several organizations and today, she actively volunteers for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County 4-H and the Yorktown Grange.