In her current role, Laura Tatten is responsible for management of United Way of the Midlands’ (UWM) annual fundraising campaign – working with all of UWM’s corporate partners and foundations to help fund the Community Care Fund that distributes funding to more than 140 agency programs each year.
Tatten is also responsible for fundraising for UWM’s direct service programs, Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG Nebraska) and 211, which have impact across the state of Nebraska. In addition to fundraising with our many partners, she leads the team that works on volunteer activities – including Good on the Go kit projects, custom projects and annual community-focused projects such as Day of Caring, Holiday Helpers and Shine Bright.
Before coming to UWM, Tatten lead marketing and communications as senior vice president and a member of the executive team at Boys Town for 11 years. In this role she was responsible for the marketing of all national sites – including the Headquarters at the Village of Boys Town, Nebraska – and was also responsible for all direct mail and digital fundraising efforts. Prior to Boys Town, she worked in the for-profit world as head of marketing for the Financial Services Division of First Data, and held positions with banks in Iowa and Nebraska.
Tatten has her bachelor’s degree in English and organizational communications from Creighton University, and is also a Kellogg Executive Scholar from the Kellogg School of Nonprofit Management.
She has been married to her husband, Bob, for 32 years.