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Laura Rossi, Esq.

Executive Director

(914) 948-5166 x 3

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Laura Rossi is the Executive Director of the Westchester Community Foundation. A lifelong resident of Westchester, she joined the Foundation in 2007 as a program officer, providing her the opportunity to get to know the county's nonprofits, its residents and natural resources, and its remarkable diversity. As a program officer, she developed initiatives and grants programs at the Foundation focusing on environmental sustainability and equitable smart growth, better access to healthy food and better health through partnerships with the faith community. 

Prior to her career in philanthropy Laura practiced  criminal, employment, and civil rights law in New York. She has worked for local and statewide nonprofits on behalf of women's rights and farmworker rights,


An active volunteer, Laura has been a member of the League of Women Voters of New Castle, the League of Women Voters of Westchester County, and the New Castle Sustainability Advisory Board. A 2015 graduate of Leadership Westchester, she currently serves as a board member of the Support Center, a nonprofit management organization, and Sustainable Westchester.

Laura received her JD from New York Law School (cum laude) and holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from St. John's College in Santa Fe, NM. She has taught writing, political science, and legal studies in adjunct positions at Westchester Community College, Pace University, and Fordham University's College of Liberal Studies.


Laura grew up in New Rochelle and Valhalla and currently lives in Mount Kisco.