Laura Simpson is founder of the Harmony Fund, a unique charity network that sustains the work of animal rescue squads throughout the world in their daily mission to protect and heal animals others might deem “unreachable”. With projects several countries and the annual rescue of several thousand animals, the Harmony Fund takes a unique blue sky approach that allows supporters to enjoy an uplifting experience.
Laura spent more than a decade warming up for this role during her career as United States Director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals where she specialized in educating Americans about the needs of animals across the globe. She rang the bell on more than $30 million in donations to build sanctuaries for abused bears in Asia and Eastern Europe, develop free spay/neuter clinics in rural Kenya, support lion conservation work around Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater and dozens of other projects. Laura has also been instrumental in securing disaster relief for the animal victims of earthquakes, forest fires, hurricanes, volcanoes and war.
Laura is a top ten graduate of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism and spent time at the United States Environmental Protection Agency before beginning her work with animals. Today she lives in New England with her daughter Sabrina and a colorful array of four legged companions.