Lauren Dow primarily oversees grant writing, research and stewardship. In her role as development coordinator, she also serves as assistant to the development director, manages mass mailings and assists with membership programs.
Lauren has an extensive background in research, analysis and argumentative composition. She is an expert researcher who leverages data to achieve tangible fundraising needs, creates concise, impactful grant narratives and successfully increases grant contributions each year.
Before Oklahoma Contemporary, she worked as a contributor and the first editorial assistant for ArtDesk magazine, held internships with OKCBiz and The Gayly and contributed to the Oklahoma Gazette.
A writer and researcher at heart with a knack for strategic stewardship, Lauren utilizes a unique combination of skills in fundraising, writing and retail experience in her work. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She grew up in Perry, Okla., and currently lives in Oklahoma City.
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