Laura Fahey works across program areas and with senior leadership to drive Helmsley’s internal and external communications efforts. Since joining in 2013, she has played a central role in building a strategic communications function to further drive the impact of Helmsley’s grantmaking and ultimately create stronger, healthier futures.
Laura brings strategic communications expertise from her previous role with the Pew Charitable Trusts, where she drove the message development, editorial support, and media relations for an array of economic policy programs. At Pew, she worked closely with the organization’s family economic security initiatives, promoting research that focused public attention on trends in American families’ movement up and down the economic ladder. Prior to joining Pew, she worked with the Corporate Council on Africa to mobilize governments, nonprofits, and businesses to strengthen U.S. investment in and trade with Africa.
Laura holds a B.A. in Sociology and Peace & Conflict Studies from Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Originally from Rhode Island, she currently lives in Brooklyn.