Executive Director - Laurie Young

Laurie Young was hired in March, 2017 as the Executive Director of the Sandusky County Communities Foundation.  Laurie replaced Cate Knipp who had served in that position since 2012, and has recently retired. 


As Executive Director, Laurie is responsible for overall management of the Foundation, working with the board to facilitate the effective operation of the organization.


Laurie is a lifelong resident of Sandusky County where she has, and continues to focus a great deal of time volunteering.  She is a 30 year member of the Kiwanis Club of Fremont where she has held several positions with the latest being Lieutenant Governor for Division 12, Ohio District covering 8 counties. 


She has held board positions for the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce, The Sandusky County Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Way of Sandusky County, the Institute of Financial Education and Campfire Sandusky County. 


She is an active member of Sacred Heart Church where she volunteers in a wide variety of ministries and is currently co-chair of their Capital Campaign.