Laura Washington

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Laura Washington

Template:TOCnestleft Laura S. Washington

Woods Fund of Chicago

Laura Washington served on the Board of the Woods Fund of Chicago from 2004 - 2010. She was serving on the Board as at Feb. 18, 2010.[1] The Fund was established in 1941 and is a private philanthropic foundation that makes grants in metropolitan Chicago, Illinois. Woods Fund "supports nonprofits in their important roles of engaging people in civic life, addressing the causes of poverty and other challenges facing the region, promoting more effective public policies, reducing racism and other barriers to equal opportunity, and building a sense of community and common ground".[2]

In These Times

As of 2009 Laura Washington was a Contributing Editor of Chicago based socialist journal In These Times.[3]


Laura Washington has been involved in Marguerite Horberg's portoluz organization. She served on the 2010 gala host committee;

Thanks to this years gala host committee: Hedy Ratner, Marilyn Katz and Scott Chambers, Ted and Susan Oppenheimer, Dr. Carol Adams, Laura Washington and Michael Richmond and Robyn Gabel and Ivan Handler.[4]



  1. Woods Fund website: Staff and Board
  2. Woods Fund website: Mission (accessed April 29, 2010)
  3. In These Times website: About
  4. [FA Worldmusic September News and Events from portoluz Fri Sep 3 09:02:22 EDT 2010]