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Laura Madden

Director, Development and Relationships, Kaleidoscope Park
Favorite quote
"Be still and know that I am God."
— Psalm 46:10
Favorite Aspect of CFT
"I love working with diverse individuals with a like-minded dedication to helping others and doing good work to better our communities."
Joined CFT

As director of development and relationships for CFT’s Kaleidoscope Park Foundation, Laura leads the fundraising activities for the new arts and culture park being built in North Texas. The Park will be an engaging green space with daily opportunities for relaxation, recreation and entertainment.

Prior to joining CFT, she led education and arts fundraising initiatives in several cities across Texas, including Houston, Austin and Dallas. Most recently, Laura led fundraising for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University. Prior to that, she managed corporate giving for the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas – Dallas. She also established the development programs at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, a start-up nonprofit supporting STEM education.

Laura holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Texas A&M University, and she is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership Frisco.

Laura’s Favorites
Animals — especially dogs
Place to take out-of-towners
Kaleidoscope Park
Reading, road trips and cheering on her favorite sports teams — the Aggies, Cowboys and Rangers

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