In 2000, Laura joined the faculty at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Stanford University (Public Policy and Education), where she teaches Stanford’s first courses on Strategic Philanthropy and Philanthropy and Social Innovation. She has been a Haas Center Visiting Scholar since 2005 and an Associate of the Center on Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business since 2001.
She is also at work on two books: Transformational Philanthropy, a case-based overview of the philanthropic sector, and Giving Your Way to Happiness, a guidebook to living a giving life. Laura co-founded the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS Center), housed at the Haas Center, and currently serves as the PACS Center Advisory Board Chair.
She is also founder and chair of the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) and Director of the Arrillaga Foundation. She sits on numerous foundation and nonprofit boards, including the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Sand Hill Foundation, Stanford University School of Education, the Hoover Institution, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Laura graduated from Stanford with a BA in Art History (’92), an MBA (’97), and MAs in Education (’98) and Art History (’99). She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, technology entrepreneur Marc Andreessen. Laura is a member of the 2005 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.more » « less