Lara Knuettel, CEO, JCC Denver, has completely redefined the philanthropy industry.

She starts with a lifelong goal of caring and desire to make the world better. Then she adds the most sophisticated business processes to run it at par or better than most for-profit businesses. Finally, she takes all this to ‘fundraising’ and showcases how every Dollar is maximized and spent purposefully on the intended cause.

Her high impact career includes positions in advancement, development, & project management with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, UCLA Health, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Invest In Kids. In this podcast, Lara shares how to face challenges head-on: always compartmentalize them before taking the first step. Her message is about being Collaborative, Listening & Committing to Excellence; and that how you show up matters.

Listen to Lara to learn how to “Let it all out; play as if you have nothing to lose” to be successful in both the non-profit and for-profit worlds.


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