Laura Simpson is founder of the Harmony Fund, a unique charity network that sustains the work of animal rescue squads throughout the world. She set about creating a lifeline for the smaller, overlooked animal rescue teams who need a bit of help to reach their full potential. The Harmony Fund has already exceeded her wildest expectations in helping thousands of animals who would otherwise have no one to turn to.
Laura has instituted a unique blue sky approach that allows Harmony Fund supporters to enjoy an uplifting experience. Laura has built positivity into the very fabric of our charity. Our communications center on empowerment and evidence of the profound difference we are making in the lives of many. No graphic photos of animal suffering will ever be published by Harmony Fund.
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, floods, hurricanes, volcanoes and war.
Laura is a top 10 graduate of Northeastern University’s School of Journalism. Today she lives in New England with her daughter and a colorful array of four-legged companions at her home-based mini sanctuary.