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Faculty Profile
Lauren Race
Director of Development
Lauren Race joined the Whitefield team in 2018 as director of development. Race brings over ten years of fundraising experience to the position which were focused on developing and stewarding relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. She has managed annual campaign efforts and executed major comprehensive campaigns for organizations including the Kansas State University Foundation, United Way of Greater Atlanta, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. She holds a B.A. from Kansas State University.

On a professional note


Why Whitefield:
I have lived in the Smyrna area for the last 10 years and have always heard about the wonderful Whitefield community. As a parent to 2 soon-to-be school aged children, it has become so important to me that children have an opportunity to receive a great education, but also one that will support the strong Christian values we teach at home. The opportunity to work at a school that does both is amazing.

Why I love my job:
I love to learn about people - what brings them joy and how they want to make a difference. Connecting their God-given talents, passions and resources to opportunities that continue to grow God’s Kingdom is why I love what I do!


On a personal note


My family:
My husband Eric and I have 2 sons, Liam and Ethan, a Great Pyrenees, Boone and will be expecting a baby girl in December 2018.


Hometown:
Shawnee, Kansas