Alumni

Alumna Honored with Vanderbilt’s 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award

Profile Photo of Laura Ponte Chauvin

A Ladue Schools alumna was recently honored by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award. Laura Ponte Chauvin, Class of 1983, is a veteran nonprofit strategist and social venture entrepreneur.

Chauvin led the Alumni Association at Washington University, along with other critical programs, helping to expand philanthropy opportunities. She has also served as the founding chief development officer for the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, where she directed fundraising. The endowment grew to more than $225 million under her leadership.

Today, Chauvin works with nonprofit clients throughout the U.S. and internationally, leveraging partnerships between the public and private sectors. Her clients include leading nonprofits, universities, professional athletes and private philanthropists.

To read more, see the article on Vanderbilt’s website here.