Laura Schwartz

Director of Family Engagement and Giving

Laura Schwartz


Phillips Exeter Academy ‘82

B.A. Dartmouth College (math and economics)


At no other time in my life have I been immersed in such a rich environment as during my four years as an Exeter student (though I do not miss the homework!). It is with joy and gratefulness that I can experience Exeter again, through the lens of my two sons (classes of 2020 and 2022). They are making friends from around the globe, finding their voices around the table and exploring new interests. It is fun to watch!

After 28 years in the media world (mostly TV), I returned to my beloved alma mater to serve as director of parent giving in Institutional Advancement. I have found that Exeter parents are as engaged, philanthropic and eager to connect with one another, and with the Academy, as alumni are. My team and I strive to enhance the Exeter parent experience, to communicate the priorities of the Academy and to demonstrate how parent support makes a positive difference in the lives of all students. It is most rewarding!

I live in nearby Stratham with my husband (and attorney), George Venci, and our two boys, Charlie and Georgie, who are day students.