Laura Simic

Vice President


Laura Simic brings more than 30 years of experience in fundraising and management within higher education institutions to the GG+A team.

Before joining GG+A, Laura served Boise State University, as Boise State’s Vice President of Advancement. There, she was responsible for leading the advancement division’s teams in development, donor relations, alumni relations, communications and operations, in addition to planning and leading multi-million-dollar campaigns for scholarships and facilities. Laura counseled the University president and board members, as well as trained volunteers, administrators, and faculty in fundraising, donor relations, and alumni activities. Her leadership secured the University’s largest single gift to date of $25 million.

Prior to this role, Laura was Interim Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Campaign Director at Creighton University; Associate Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Assistant Vice President and Director of Planned Giving at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Director of Development for the UTK College of Communications and University Libraries.  Laura began her career at the University of Oregon where she served as the Coordinator of Library Development and the Principal Coordinator of the Library Capital Project.

Laura is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and has audited coursework in taxation and estate planning at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She is currently a Trustee of the Mortar Board National Foundation, and Director of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, the Boise Art Museum and Opera Idaho. She has previously served in volunteer leadership roles for a myriad of organizations in education, the arts and youth services, including the University of Oregon National Alumni Association and the Delta Delta Delta Foundation.

Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Oregon and a Master of Sciences in education and leadership studies from the University of Tennessee.


  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Yeshiva University
Areas of Expertise
  • Advancement Program Structure / Integration
  • Board Development
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning/Management
  • Donor / Alumni Services
  • Healthcare & Academic Medicine Fundraising
  • Major and Principal Gift Strategy
  • Planned Giving
  • Strengths-based Teams

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