Staff

Staff Members

The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund is governed by a board of directors and is supported by a dedicated staff who execute the mission of the Fund.

Lauren E. Scott, MSW
Executive Director
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
2201 Market Street, Suite 1250
Galveston, Texas 77550
lescott@kempnerfund.org
409-762-1603

Lauren was named Executive Director of the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund in February 2018. Prior to joining the fund, Lauren served as Associate Director of Behavioral Health and Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In addition to developing and implementing prevention, education, and community engagement programs, she worked as Director of Development and Strategic Initatives at a national public education nonprofit in Houston, Texas. In addition to her professional work, she serves on Galveston nonprofit boards and community projects. Lauren received her Masters of Science of Social Work from University of Houston and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Lutheran University.

Harrette N. Howard
Grants Administrator & Office Administrator
Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund
2201 Market Street, Suite 1250
Galveston, Texas 77550
hnhoward@kempnerfund.org
409-762-1603

Harrette Howard has worked with the Kempner Fund for over two decades supporting its philanthropic mission. Ms. Howard coordinates and manages the Fund office, grants administration process, grants database, director donor systems, and accounts payable and receivable.