Laura Grannemann is the Vice President of Strategic Investments at the Quicken Loans Community Fund, which drives philanthropic strategy for the Quicken Loans Family of Companies. She co-founded the organization in May of 2016. Laura has a degree in International Development from Georgetown, and while her education was focused internationally on China and Burma, she has been able to apply much of the same economic and social development methodology to the city of Detroit.
As the Vice President of Strategic Investments, Laura focuses on breaking down complex systems related to economic development, housing stability, and employment, including Detroit’s tax foreclosure crisis, the mortgage market in the city, and creating education programs that prepare students for 21st-century jobs in Detroit. Additionally, Laura oversees national investments that create value for the business and community.
Throughout her time at the Community Fund, Laura has founded and led projects that bring together community, public and private partners such as Rehabbed & Ready, Motor City Mapping, Neighbor to Neighbor and the Make it Home program. This work has affected tens of thousands of Detroit residents, allowing families to stay in their homes, become homeowners, and build equity and opportunity. Laura was named a “Crain’s 20 in the 20s” honoree in 2018. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institute, Fox News, and more.
Laura is Participating in these Events
- Tackling Inequality and Sparking Opportunity by Helping Traditionally Underserved Communities - Breakout Session on Thursday, 6 June, 2019 at 11:00:00