Laura Zimmerman - Vice President

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Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Schools Foundation - CA

Laura Zimmerman is the former Executive Director of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation where she served for over 6 years. She has a strong background in communications, fundraising, and community service. Like many before her, Laura got involved in school related activities as her own children entered the California public school system. Volunteering for a decade or so led her to choose a path in the non-profit sector. She worked with Paul Newman’s camp for seriously ill children called ‘The Painted Turtle,’ and also served as the Director of Development for the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Previously, Laura worked in television news as a reporter and anchor. She reported the daily news for several Bay Area TV Stations including KNTV, KGO-TV and KTVU. She and her husband Jeff have three grown children and they are also grape growers in the Sonoma Valley.