University of Texas at Dallas
Laura Madden joined the University of Texas at Dallas in August 2015 as Director of Corporate Relations supporting the Jindal School of Management. Having started her career at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston during its pivotal $135 million dollar capital campaign in the early 1990s, a precedent was set for success. Laura has been involved in donor development in established settings with both the MFAH and the Austin Museum of Art. More recently, she established the development program at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, a start-up non-profit supporting STEM education in north Texas. Laura has achieved success in the development field through her ability to develop collaborative and respectful relationships with the many donors she has had the privilege to work with over the years. She finds great fulfillment in matching a donor’s desire to give to a program in which they feel immense pride in seeing the results of their gifts. Laura holds her degree from Texas A&M University, is a graduate of Leadership Frisco and supports numerous nonprofits through her volunteer work with YMSL. She is an avid sports fan, animal lover, and proud mother to two teenagers.