Laurie Hopkins

March 29th, 2024

Laurie Hopkins serves as Executive Director of Shelter the Homeless and is the Vice Chair of the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness. She has spent nearly 20 years in the non-profit sector avidly serving communities with a visionary, strategic, and people-oriented approach. Ms. Hopkins is committed to homeless advocacy and in creating systems and structures that supports the trajectory of individuals experiencing homelessness towards equitable, low-income housing.

Prior to joining the homeless services community, Ms. Hopkins served for five years as Executive Director of Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum where she completed a multi-year, multi-million dollar museum revitalization campaign. Ms. Hopkins also served as Managing Director for Sundance Institute, overseeing many critical areas of operations and administration for nine years and built a strong track record of nonprofit strategic and financial planning. Ms. Hopkins holds an M.A. in International Studies with an emphasis on Economics from John Hopkins University, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Redlands in California. She has served on non-profit boards including the SLCo ZAP Operating Committee Executive Board, Public Arts advisory boards in the Park City area, and volunteers extensively for Swaner Nature Preserve, the Peace House, Lion’s Heart Teen Service, Girls Scouts of Utah, and local schools.

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