Laura Roller became director of institutional giving for MPR | APM in early 2014. She is responsible for building on a vibrant philanthropic corporate and foundation giving program, stewarding and expanding relationships with local and national foundations, partnering with content leaders to grow philanthropic support for APM and MPR, and leading the Institutional Giving team. Prior to joining the organization, she was senior director of corporate, foundation and government relations at Augsburg College, where she significantly grew foundation and corporate support and launched an executive speaker series. Roller also served as director of development for the Tubman Family Alliance, director of development, corporate and annual giving at Courage Center, and vice president for development with CommonBond Communities. She holds a bachelor's degree and a master's in public affairs and nonprofit management from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.