Laurel Lee-Alexander

Laurel Lee-Alexander

Vice President of Community Impact
Community Foundation for Monterey County

Laurel Lee-Alexander has served as Vice President of Community Impact for the Community Foundation for Monterey County (CFMC) since 2014 where she leads competitive grantmaking, program initiatives and community engagement. She works with the Philanthropic Services team to coordinate and grow donor investment and is responsible for the foundation’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence. She convenes and collaborates with local funders, organizations and leaders to address important community needs. She has more than 20 years of experience in philanthropy, nonprofit fund development and corporate marketing and is committed to furthering best practices in grantmaking and the field of philanthropy.

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Laurel was Director of Philanthropy at the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (host of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am) for 12 years. Previously, she was Senior Program Officer at the CFMC, and held fund development positions at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and United Way, as well as marketing management positions with the Walt Disney Company and the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Laurel has a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has studied and worked in the U.K., Norway and Hong Kong. She has served on numerous local and national nonprofit boards and is a Past President of the Association of Junior Leagues International.