Laura Coy

Head of Philanthropy Strategy and ESG Integration

About Laura

Laura Coy is responsible for overseeing William Blair’s philanthropy and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. In this role, she works closely with clients, key stakeholders and colleagues around the globe to deliver best-in-class programs and approaches for charitable giving and ESG strategies. Laura and her team activate William Blair's mission, vision, and values to invest in and prioritize William Blair’s ESG commitments and initiatives. Laura also works with clients to deliver solutions to optimize their social and financial capital, and create meaningful change.

Before joining William Blair, Laura was the senior manager of corporate social responsibility, public affairs manager, and senior corporate philanthropist for W.W. Grainger, Inc. While at Grainger, she initiated, designed and led its Corporate Social Responsibility program. Prior to working at Grainger, Laura worked for nonprofits including the National Alzheimer’s Association and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum where she built public-private partnerships to advance key community, research and environmental initiatives. She is the board chair emeritus of the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals, is the incoming board chair of North Park Elementary School, and serves on the leadership council of Loyola’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise & Responsibility, and the leadership committee at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Laura received her B.S. in political science from the University of Illinois.


University of Illinois, B.S.

About William Blair

William Blair is the premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

*Includes strategic partnerships with Allier Capital, BDA Partners, and Poalim Capital Markets.

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