Laurie Franz is a Democratic Party donor and president of the Five Together Foundation.  The Five Together Foundation supports environmentalist organizations, nonprofit incubators, and refugee resettlement efforts. 
Laurie Franz was born in 1969 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1992.  Franz’s parents set up the Five Together Foundation, a multi-million-dollar private grant maker, for her and her siblings to manage. 
Laurie Franz sits on the board of OLAM,  a network of over 60 Jewish organizations devoted to reducing hunger and poverty in developing nations.  In 2021, OLAM released a report that surveyed organizations that were part of the OLAM network to determine the biggest challenges faced by network members in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Laurie Franz also sits on the boards of JEVS Human Services, JEVS Foundation, and RefugePoint,  an organization that works to resettle refugees in other countries.  Franz is a committee member of the USC Shoah Foundation. 
In 2016 Laurie Franz contributed to Democratic Party candidates and Democratic Party aligned political action committees, including ActBlue ($50), Hillary for America ($250), and the Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs ($250). 
In 2018, Laurie Franz contributed to ActBlue ($111), Conor Lamb (D-PA) for Congress ($250), the failed Liuba Gretchen Shirley campaign for New York’s 2nd Congressional district ($250), Marie Newman (D-IL) for Congress ($500), and the failed Shira Goodman campaign for Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional district ($2,700). 
In 2020, Laurie Franz contributed to the Joe Biden presidential campaign ($5,600); Mark Kelly (D-AZ) for Senate ($500); Jon Ossoff (D-GA) for Senate ($2,500); and the failed Senate campaigns of Cal Cunningham in North Carolina ($2,500), Theresa Greenfield in Iowa ($2,500), Sara Gideon in Maine ($2,500), and Steve Bullock in Montana ($2,500).