Laura Hester

Director of Scholarship Programs

As Director of Scholarship Programs, Laura Hester leads the management and operations of the foundation’s five scholarship programs. Prior to this role, she managed the Aim Ever Higher campaign as Development and Programs Associate. Previously, Hester served as Enrollment Specialist at Visitation School in Mendota Heights, MN where she oversaw the application process and onboarding experiences for families entering the Visitation community and collaborated with school leadership to ensure a balanced operating budget. Hester has also worked as an education consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education and as a teacher and education policy fellow in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area.