Laurel Shaw Randi
Laurel Shaw Randi joined the McCune Foundation in 2006 where she shares grantmaking responsibilities across the Foundation’s four program areas: education, human services, culture, and civic; assuring ongoing effectiveness of the overall grants program, and representing the Foundation in the community. Within the Foundation’s broad grantmaking agenda, Laurel’s portfolio has concentrations in the community development, human services and arts fields.
As part of her duties at the Foundation, Laurel sits on the boards of Neighborhood Allies, Pittsburgh Urban Initiative, and Artists and Cities. In addition, Laurel is actively involved in several committees, including: Allegheny County Homeless Advisory Board, Cultural District Pooled Arts Fund, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Real Estate Committee, and Bridgeway Capital’s Emerging Opportunities Fund.
Laurel knows the Pittsburgh community well from both her educational and professional experience, as well as her civic volunteer activities. For close to ten years, she worked at The Pittsburgh Project, a neighborhood-based Northside nonprofit organization that provides youth development programs, community arts initiatives, urban agriculture and education, free home repairs for seniors, and service learning experiences for local and national youth. Prior to that, she worked for Carnegie Mellon in the Dean’s Office of Student Affairs. Laurel received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Business and Public Policy, and her master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College in Public Policy and Management. Additionally, she is a 2003 graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs program offered by the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.
Laurel is a native of Los Angeles and moved to Pittsburgh in 1992.