Laura Wissa, President

Laura Wissa

A Palm Beach resident, Laura is passionate about our League and its members. 12 years ago, she joined the Junior League of the Palm Beaches where she was introduced to the world of fundraising. Her diverse roles held in the league include: New Member Advisor, Cookbook Chair, Worth Tasting on Worth Avenue Chair – 2 years, Fundraising VP, Board – 2 years, Nominating – 2 years, Education & Training and President-Elect.

Laura has also served with the following organizations: American Cancer Society – Cattle Baron’s Ball – Committee Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Boys & Girls Club – Advisory Board Vice Chair, Community Partners – Advisory Board Member, Children’s Healing Institute – Advisory Board Chair, Daughters of the American Revolution – Member, Garden Club of Palm Beach – Member, Junior League of the Palm Beaches – Member, Historical Society of Palm Beach County –Evening on Antique Row Co-Chair, Posh – Fashion for Philanthropy Sale – Volunteer, Taste of the Nation Palm Beach – No Kid Hungry – Volunteer Auction Chair, and United Way Palm Beach – Volunteer Allocation Team Member.

Laura has received the Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Chairman’s Award, was a Nominee for Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer of the Year, the Community Partners I am the Change Award, Junior League of the Palm Beaches President Award, and was a Nominee for Non-Profits First Hats Off Fundraiser of the Year 2017. 

Because of her League experience and love of fundraising, Laura started her own fundraising event business called Leave it to Laura. Laura is a graduate of Drew University in Madison, NJ with a BA in Behavioral Science – Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology.