Lauren Parsons

Director of Strategic Initiatives + Communications


About Lauren

As Director of Strategic Initiatives + Communications, Lauren serves as the brand manager of Blue Grass Community Foundation, focusing on elevating the brand and increasing constituent engagement to drive greater generosity and impact. She also leads the GoodGiving Challenge, and other campaigns designed to enhance community engagement in philanthropy.

Lauren brings to the Community Foundation more than a decade of marketing and communications experience, having previously worked for a local law firm, a public relations firm, the Kentucky Legislature and a statewide nonprofit association.

In her free time, you can find Lauren reading, creating, and spending time with her husband, Matt, and their two young children.


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, J.D.
  • Western Kentucky University, B.A. in Political Science & Public Relations

Community Involvement

Lauren was a 2018 graduate of Leadership Lexington, a 2012 graduate of Get on Board, and has recently served in volunteer leadership roles with her church and Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass.

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