Laura Zimmerman is on the Board of Directors for the Sonoma Fund, which is part of the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. She has an extensive background in communications, fundraising, and community service and was previously the Executive Director of the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation. Like many before her, Laura got involved in school related activities as her own children entered the California public school system. Volunteering for a decade or so led her to choose a path in the non-profit (or better said, social-profit) sector. She worked with Paul Newman’s camp for seriously ill children called ‘The Painted Turtle,’ and also served as the Director of Development for the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance. Previously, Laura worked in television news as a reporter and anchor for several Bay Area TV Stations including KNTV, KGO-TV and KTVU.