Michigan Science Center Names New Development Director


DETROIT—The Michigan Science Center has appointed Laura Loughridge as its new vice president of development.

Loughridge brings nearly 20 years of experience to this new role, most recently serving as executive director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Michigan chapter. Loughridge will be responsible for implementing and overseeing development strategies and tactics to secure the sponsors, donations and relationships that support the science center’s efforts and activities.

Previously she served as the Michigan state director for the March of Dimes, leading an initiative to exceed a fundraising goal of $7 million in addition to marketing, programs and advocacy objectives. She also held executive roles at the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Chapter and the Cranbrook Educational Community. Loughridge began her career as the executive director of major gifts at the American Heart Association.

She graduated from Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s in psychology and criminal justice.