Board & Staff


Lauren Hughey

Director, Donor Engagement
Donor Engagement

(941) 556-7124

What Lauren Does at the Foundation

As Director of Donor Engagement, Lauren serves as a resource and matchmaker for our donors – helping them to discover their philanthropic passions in the community and to engage in meaningful ways with the important work they make possible. She spends most of her time meeting with donors and acting as a representative of the Community Foundation at various philanthropic events. Lauren’s favorite part of her job is the ever-so-slight reflective pause, and then the subsequent joy that spills over when a donor connects with a cause that is meaningful to them.

When Lauren’s Not Working

In her spare time, Lauren is an accidental entrepreneur who spends her energy working to save babies through her baby box company, Pip & Grow. She loves adventure travel and can pack for a month in a book bag. An avid reader and self-proclaimed nerd, Lauren decompresses through running and CrossFit. She believes strongly in “paying it forward” and is actively engaged in mentoring USF students and young professionals.

  • Year Lauren joined CFSC: 2016 
  • Interned at the White House 
  • One of eight siblings 
  • Once ate a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts in a sitting (terrible idea) 
  • Dreams of having tea with Ruth Bader Ginsburg and attending the White House Correspondents Dinner


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