Laura A. Coleman, Director

    St. Andrew the Apostle Parrish, Clifton, VA

               Laura Coleman

    Laura currently serves as a founding Director of The Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Inc.   

    In 2011 Laura and her husband, Bob established the Diocese of Arlington Seminarian Education Endowment Fund (SEEF).  The mission of the fund is to receive and safeguard gifts in support of priestly education in the diocese.  

    She is also a founding Director of The Coleman Family Foundation.  Since its inception in 2003, Laura jointly oversees the management and investment of Foundation assets and directs Foundation giving.

    From 2004 until 2009, Laura served as a member of the St. Andrew the Apostle Finance Committee.  In that role she helped the Pastor and Business Manager direct and monitor Parish collections and fundraising, cost controls and allocations, actual and forecasted budgets, and financial reporting.

    Mrs. Coleman spent her professional career in Commercial Banking before retiring as a Vice President of Commercial Credit for a mid-sized Virginia Bank. During her career, she completed considerable coursework in banking, real estate and associated law and served in committee chair and officer positions within the Potomac Group of the Robert Morris Associates (now known as Risk Management Association), a professional association serving the financial services industry. 

    Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.  She holds a BS in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Economics.

    Mrs. Coleman also holds both a Basic and Advanced Catechist Certification from the Catholic Diocese of Arlington and has served as a Catechist and Catechist aide for the St. Andrew the Apostle Religious Education program for 5 and 7 years respectively. 

    Laura considers being a wife and mother to be her true vocation and greatest accomplishment.  She thanks God for her 31 year marriage to her high school sweetheart and for the joy and privilege of raising two loving sons.