Aimée A. Laramore, M.B.A.

Program Director

Philanthropy at its best must address the racial wealth gap and the socio-economic factors that cause philanthropy to be necessary. I am simultaneously inspired by the love of humankind and distinctly resolved; there is much work to be done if we are to have an authentic impact on the systems that drive our society.” - Aimée A. Laramore

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Aimée Laramore joined the Johnson Center in May 2022 and currently serves as program director. As a key member of the senior leadership team, she is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and scaling of programs center-wide with significant external and internal impact.

Aimée has over two decades of experience in the nonprofit world. In addition to founding and leading a boutique consulting firm dedicated to building organizational capacity and effective development practices, her previous roles have included associate director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, director of seminary advancement for Christian Theological Seminary, and most recently, philanthropic strategist for the first Ph.D. program in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric.

Aimée has worked with organizations in rural and urban settings, across denomination and socio-economic structures, and throughout a broad array of mission-driven entities. Specializing in facilitation, strategic planning, and outcomes-based measurement, she has an astute understanding of the role executive leadership styles, demographic diversity, and theology play in philanthropic infrastructure. Her experience offers a series of lessons to be learned for governance; fundraising; and the undeniable impact of vision alignment for operational excellence.

Aimée currently serves on the steering committee for the National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNGC), the board of visitors for Howard University School of Divinity and the Collective Foundation, in addition to serving as an advisory board member for the Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership. She is a charter member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Circle City Chapter, and a proud life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her love of life-long learning can be seen as an instructor for the University of Notre Dame, where she has found fulfillment impacting international nonprofit leaders.

Aimée’s self-described most important role is that of mother to three hybrid adults, Lydia, Noah, and Andrew, and wife of social investment banker, Aaron. Her personal philanthropic profile includes a life-long commitment to Black Philanthropy, equity in education, and community wellness. She is an established writer, strategist, and thought leader, dedicated to building a culture of generosity. 

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