Laurie Knutson

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Laurie Knutson

Laurie Knutson brings extensive experience to her role of Chief Philanthropy Officer. Having served as Interim Foundation Director at Dow Rummel Village since July 2023, Laurie is primed to oversee the additional development of the Foundation, the building of a culture of philanthropy, enhancement of donor relations, collaboration with the Foundation Board and Dow Rummel Village leadership to establish a long-term vision for Development, and more.

 Laurie has served in the Sioux Falls non-profit community in a variety of capacities over the past 30 years as a volunteer, leader, mentor, and employee. Most recently, her interim leadership has led various organizations through strategic transitions. Laurie brings community relationships and an extensive background of strategic insight, leadership development and fund development to her new role.

Laurie earned her undergraduate business degree from the University of Sioux Falls and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.  She and her husband Todd have one daughter, Carly, who also resides in Sioux Falls.  Laurie is active in a variety of organizations and as a Minnesota native, especially enjoys lake time.