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Laura Hagood Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Performing Arts

Dual MA in Arts Management and Art History, American University, Washington, DC

BA in English, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Favorite Spot on Campus
Katzen Arts Center
Laura Brower Hagood, executive director of the DC History Center, has 25 years of experience as a nonprofit leader and cultural entrepreneur, including a well-established track record in development, audience engagement, and community building. She joined the organization in April 2020, in the early days of the pandemic. This is her second assignment at the organization since she first served as public relations and marketing director during September 11, 2001.

Most recently Laura held the vice president of development role at the National Building Museum. She was previously the Museum’s director of corporate and foundation relations, before receiving a prestigious Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship in 2014, which she spent in Berlin. In addition to fundraising roles at Cultural Vistas and FINCA, Laura has enjoyed public relations positions at Cultural Tourism DC and Biltmore Estate.

She earned a dual masters from American University in arts management and art history, where she teaches fundraising as an adjunct faculty member, and has a bachelors degree in English from Bryn Mawr College. She is a proud resident of Shaw.
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Fall 2024

  • AMGT-673 Fundamentals of Fundraising