50 min | Tory Burch Foundation
Laurie Fabiano is President of the Tory Burch Foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation has established a national Fellows program for women entrepreneurs, launched a global #EmbraceAmbition campaign to shatter stereotypes and has provided $60 million in low-interest loans to women entrepreneurs in a partnership with Bank of America.
Laurie has a long history of advancing philanthropic endeavors. As Senior Vice President of the Robin Hood Foundation for ten years, she helped grow the organization’s grantmaking from $11 to $154 million to support poverty-fighting organizations. She also produced Robin Hood’s annual fundraiser, the most financially successful non-political fundraiser in the country. Prior to that, she produced AIDS Walks and Dance-a-thons countrywide and also served as Deputy Mayor of Hoboken. Most recently, she ran her own marketing and events company, Fab Tool, working with clients including Amazon.com and Harlem Village Academies. She is the author of the best-selling novel Elizabeth Street, which was recently optioned by Sony Pictures/TriStar Television.