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Laura Klumb Named Vice President of Philanthropy

Bluegrass Care Navigators has named Laura Harrison Klumb its new Vice President for Philanthropy. Klumb joins the team after spending the past 8 years as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. She began her role January 21.

“I look forward to working with Bluegrass Care Navigators supporters, staff and board to directly impact the lives of the patients we serve,” shares Klumb. “I cannot think of a more impactful mission than guiding and providing care to patients and families throughout Kentucky who are coping with serious illness.”

While Klumb’s career has primarily focused on nonprofit management and fundraising, her efforts were focused on healthcare fundraising and children’s charities before her recent work in the horse industry.

Klumb worked in a variety of roles for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 2004 to 2010. As Assistant Vice President for Development, she managed the medical center’s major gift, corporate and foundation relations, gift planning, special events and stewardship efforts. During her tenure, she worked closely as a liaison to the StarShine Hospice & Palliative Care program and the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute, among other transformational efforts. While with Cincinnati Children’s, Klumb called Fort Thomas, Ky., home.

“Laura brings a great deal of leadership experience and knowledge with her from a successful career in nonprofit fundraising and management, “said Liz Fowler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bluegrass Care Navigators. “She is joining our team at a time of significant growth, and will help us develop new giving opportunities around many programs focused on patient comfort and care.”

Klumb is a graduate of Transylvania University and the Washington University School of Law. She began her career as an attorney in St. Louis before transitioning to the nonprofit sector. A native of Lexington, Klumb also spent several years working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, first in Kansas City and then in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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