Lauryn Agnew

Founder, Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative

With nearly three decades of experience in developing and implementing strategies in the institutional investment industry, Lauryn Agnew serves as a resource to non-profit organizations for investment consulting services and provides fiduciary education and trustee training for public fund and non-profit board and committee members.

Currently, Lauryn leads the Bay Area Impact Investing Initiative ( in developing customized model portfolios across all asset classes for mission alignment under fiduciary standards of due diligence and performance expectations.  She authored a research paper posted on the website of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: Impact Investing for Small Place-based Fiduciaries: The Research Study Initiated by the United Way of the Bay Area and collaborated on a toolkit for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network to publish its “Financing Sustainable Cities” report. She is a frequent participant on institutional investment panels and educational seminars on impact investing.

For over 15 years, Lauryn was a trustee and twice served as Board Chair of the San Mateo County Employees’ Retirement Association (SamCERA), a defined benefit plan with $3.5 billion in assets. She has chaired the investment committees at the United Way of the Bay Area and the Girl Scouts of Northern California. She also serves on advisory committees for the Girl Scouts of the USA Pension Plan, and the Community Bank of the Bay’s Bay Area Green Fund.

Lauryn was born in Wyoming and grew up in Montana. She has a BA degree in Economics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and an MBA in Finance from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the CFA Society of San Francisco and the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco.