Ms. Launa K. Wilson is a seasoned nonprofit leader and philanthropy professional with two decades of documented success building thriving major gift programs and strengthening nonprofit organizations. In addition to her current role as Executive Director for the Riverside Community College District Foundation, Ms. Wilson is the owner of LW Nonprofit Solutions, a philanthropy and business management consulting firm serving the nonprofit sector.
Ms. Wilson has enjoyed a productive twenty-year career in the nonprofit philanthropy sector, focusing primarily on higher education. Prior to her current roles, she served as Senior Director of Development for the UC Riverside College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Director of Development for the Graduate School of Education at UC Riverside, and Director of Development for the University of Nevada Las Vegas Greenspun College of Urban Affairs. She has established & nurtured numerous successful philanthropy programs, raised millions in charitable dollars, and made significant operational and programmatic improvements to enrich organizational outcomes.
Ms. Wilson is a vocal advocate for best practices in nonprofit management and ethics in fundraising & donor relations. She has lent her expertise to various nonprofit organizations through her consulting and volunteer work, including but not limited to the NAACP Las Vegas Chapter, the National Association of Social Workers Nevada Chapter, the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Las Vegas, the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, and the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California. With a background in the banking industry and her expertise in nonprofit management and philanthropy, Ms. Wilson brings a unique set of financial management and fund development skills and experience to any organization she gets involved with.
Ms. Wilson spent twenty years living and working in Las Vegas, NV before returning to her home state of California in 2011 and settling in Riverside with her husband Chad and their four dogs. She is an alumna of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in 2003 and a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in management & community practice in 2004. Ms. Wilson is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a distance runner, a master gardener, and a music lover.
Founder and Lead Consultant Launa Wilson