The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust announced Lori Fuller, director of evaluation and learning, will leave the foundation at the end of June to pursue consulting opportunities in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors. During her 20-year tenure at the foundation, Lori has helped the Trust evolve into a high impact, strategic funder focused on outcomes, results and learning.
Lori arrived at the Trust in 1999 as a program associate after finishing graduate school and working for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. In 2001, she became the Trust’s evaluation and research administrator, tracking and analyzing data about grantmaking activities. In 2005, Lori became director of evaluation and research where she served as a thought partner to the program team as the foundation developed and launched the Trust’s two special initiatives Healthy Places NC and Great Expectations.
“During Lori’s two decades at the Trust, she has continued to ask the tough questions, encourage the team to focus on results and bring a learning lens to the work,” said Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust. “Lori’s institutional knowledge and perspective have been critical over the years as the Trust evolved into a proactive, strategic grantmaker. We wish Lori well in all of her future endeavors.”
Last year the Trust announced its new outcomes-focused grantmaking approach aimed at investing in evidence-based programs, innovation and systems-change efforts to make a long-term impact on the communities Mrs. Reynolds charged the foundation with serving more than 70 years ago. In the coming months, the Trust will announce new open positions in programs and evaluation to continue the Trust’s work to achieve equitable health outcomes, equitable access to health care and thriving communities locally and across North Carolina.Lori is a certified master practitioner in Emergent Learning through Fourth Quadrant Partners and volunteers as a crisis counselor through Crisis Text Line. After spending more than 20 years in philanthropy and community-based work, Lori is looking forward to consulting with foundations and nonprofits under her new consulting firm Fuller Impact.