Person

Laurie Franz

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Philanthropy Executive and Political Donor

Laurie Franz is a Democratic Party donor and president of the Five Together Foundation. [1] The Five Together Foundation supports environmentalist organizations, nonprofit incubators, and refugee resettlement efforts. [2]

Franz’s father is Robert Irwin Toll, one of the co-founders of the Toll Brothers Company, [3] a multi-billion-dollar luxury home building business. [4]

Early Life

Laurie Franz was born in 1969 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 1992. [5] Franz’s parents set up the Five Together Foundation, a multi-million-dollar private grant maker, for her and her siblings to manage. [6]

Franz’s father is Robert Irwin Toll, one of the co-founders of the Toll Brothers Company, [7]  a multi-billion-dollar luxury home building business. [8]

OLAM

Laurie Franz sits on the board of OLAM, [9] a network of over 60 Jewish organizations devoted to reducing hunger and poverty in developing nations. [10] 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. [11]

Other Affiliations

Laurie Franz also sits on the boards of JEVS Human Services, JEVS Foundation, and RefugePoint, [12] an organization that works to resettle refugees in other countries. [13] Franz is a committee member of the USC Shoah Foundation. [14]

Political Contributions

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). [15]

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). [16]

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). [17]

In 2021, Laurie Franz contributed to the 2022 Wisconsin Senate campaign of Mandela Barnes ($500) and the 2022 re-election campaign of Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) ($500). [18]

References

  1. Frieda C. Fox Foundation. Return of a Private Foundation (Form 990-PF). 2019. Part XV, line 3. ^
  2. Frieda C. Fox Foundation. Return of a Private Foundation (Form 990-PF). 2019. Part XV, line 3. ^
  3. David Callahan. “The Most Powerful Heirs in Philanthropy.” Inside Philanthropy. January 19, 2022. Accessed March 6, 2022. https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2022/1/19/the-most-powerful-heirs-in-philanthropy ^
  4. [1] “Toll Brothers, a History 50 Years In The Making.” Toll Brothers. https://www.tollbrothers.com/blog/toll-brothers-history-50-years-making/ ^
  5.  “Laurie Franz.” radaris. https://radaris.com/p/Laurie/Franz/ ^
  6.  Leiter, Robert. “For These Young Philanthropists, Giving Is a Natural Part of Life.” Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. https://www.jewishexponent.com/2013/01/21/for-these-young-philanthropists-giving-is-a-natural-part-of-life/ ^
  7. David Callahan. “The Most Powerful Heirs in Philanthropy.” Inside Philanthropy. January 19, 2022. Accessed March 6, 2022. https://www.insidephilanthropy.com/home/2022/1/19/the-most-powerful-heirs-in-philanthropy ^
  8. “Toll Brothers, a History 50 Years In The Making.” Toll Brothers. https://www.tollbrothers.com/blog/toll-brothers-history-50-years-making/ ^
  9. “Laurie Franz.” OLAM. https://olamtogether.org/our-board-funders/ ^
  10. “Out Story.” OLAM. https://olamtogether.org/about-olamglobal-jewish-service/ ^
  11.  “CONSEQUENCES OF COVID: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2020 OLAM PARTNER SURVEY.” OLAM. https://olamtogether.org/field-reports/2020-olam-partner-survey-highlights/ ^
  12. Laurie Franz.” OLAM. https://olamtogether.org/our-board-funders/ ^
  13. “Resettlement.” RefugePoint. https://www.refugepoint.org/our-work/resettlement/ ^
  14. “Laurie Franz.” OLAM. https://olamtogether.org/our-board-funders/ ^
  15. “Laurie Franz.” Federal Election Commission. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=laurie+franz&contributor_zip=19428 ^
  16. “Laurie Franz.” Federal Election Commission. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=laurie+franz&contributor_zip=19428 ^
  17. [1] “Laurie Franz.” Federal Election Commission. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=laurie+franz&contributor_zip=19428 ^
  18. “Laurie Franz.” Federal Election Commission. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=laurie+franz&contributor_zip=19428 ^
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