Laurie Franz is the president of the Five Together Foundation, which she formed in 2005 along with her four siblings. Five Together has focused on basic humanitarian efforts in the US and worldwide.
At the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Laurie serves on the board of directors, the board of trustees, the Women’s Philanthropy board and Women of Vision. She is the Breakthrough chair for JFNA’s Campaign Cabinet, also currently serves as board chair for the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda, modeled after Yemin Orde in Israel. Laurie is outgoing chair of her Federation’s Center for Social Responsibility Board, which allocates funds to the most vulnerable in Philadelphia. She serves on the Mitzvah Food Pantry Board as well.
Laurie is also a board member of InterfaithFamily, a national organization committed to inclusion and support of interfaith relationships, and serves on the advocacy and outreach committee, as well as chair of an interfaith mission to Israel in December.
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