Meet Our Board of Directors
A good friend introduced me to Community Purse about 2 years ago – and the combination of a simple, efficient and effective fundraising organization that brings together like-minded women to support local charities won me over at the first meeting I attended. I was honored when Carolyn invited me to join the Board.
My entire career has been in finance – and finance has also been a focus of my volunteer and ministry experiences. My husband, Joel, and I live in Lincolnshire and have two adult children. If the sun is shining, you can generally find me in my garden; if it’s not, I’m inside planning next year’s.
Laurie Mueller Comilla
I loved the concept of Community Purse from the moment I learned about it – everyone gives a little to be a part of making a big impact. It has opened my eyes to so many great organizations in our area meeting specific needs of our neighbors. I’m honored to be part of the board and am excited to see how God will grow this concept in our area and beyond!
I am currently on staff at Love INC of Lake County, after a career in corporate finance. I serve in lay leadership and various other ministries at our church. If I’m not at the gym watching our girls play club volleyball, you’ll find my husband and me exploring new great restaurants in the area.
I first read about giving circles in the Chicago Tribune and the idea grabbed me. I thought it was a simple and impactful way to help others in our community. I also enjoy the networking and connections that happen at our gatherings and I believe our giving circle encourages all of us to be more generous.
My background is in retail and sales. I currently lead the Community Purse Lake County Team and have served alongside those great women for a little over five years. I also serve at my church on the Missions Team and am a volunteer at the Mustard Seed, a fair trade store in Lake Forest. I live in Lincolnshire with my husband and 15-year-old dog, Beckett. We have two adult children that we try to visit as often as possible!