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Laura Perlow
Laura Perlow
Managing Director of Development
As Managing Director, Development at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Laura Perlow oversees the Festival’s integrated fundraising strategy. She joined CHF in October 2014 from the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she spent seven years, most recently as Director of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Support. Prior to Lyric, she held a variety of development positions with arts and culture organizations including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, MA), and with the Hillels of Illinois. Laura received an MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and a BFA in Stage Management/Theatre from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.