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Laurie M. Carney, MPA, CAP®

Title (field 2)
Senior Director of Development and Outreach
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
FAU Class of 1989
The FAU Foundation Development Staff
561.297.3606 (AH 214A)
Full Bio

Laurie Carney joined FAU advancement efforts in 1999, now serving as the Schmidt College of Arts and Letters major and principal gifts officer, including legacy and endowment gifts. She works in partnership with the Dean, University-College leadership, and faculty to identify fundraising opportunities to support strategic initiatives and enhance FAU’s reputation of excellence. She is most passionate about creating inspired philanthropic plans and legacy gifts by working closely with Foundation donors.

  • Prior to joining FAU, Carney spent 19 years in nonprofit organizations in management positions that included donor recruitment, fundraising, strategic planning, new business development, special events, and marketing. 


  • State University of New York College at Cortland: B.S. Science Education
  • Florida Atlantic University: Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA)
  • American College, Bryn Mawr: Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) certification