Lori Shearer has worn many career hats and brings experience in theater arts, sales, fundraising and development management to the Beth Israel Board. Lori is a professional actor who was based in New York and Los Angeles. During her 20-year career she originated dozens of roles while developing new plays. She is a member of the renowned Ensemble Studio Theatre Company. While in Los Angeles, Lori also worked as a story analyst for Sandra Bullock’s production company and was a senior account executive in new business acquisition for Sky Advertising, a recruitment advertising agency. Lori earned a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University’s Center on Philanthropy Fundraising School and a BFA in Theatre from Boston University. She has a specialty is in grant writing and individual gift recruitment.
Lori and her husband Brian Haubenstock joined Beth Israel in 2009. Their son Zachary attended the Bill and Sid Rubin Preschool, is a student in the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School and will enjoy his third summer at Camp Beth Israel. Lori was an active volunteer at the preschool and currently serves on the Development Committee and the Annual Fundraiser Committee at Beth Israel. She is also active at Zachary’s elementary school where she enjoys working in the classroom, helping to facilitate theater programs, and recently co-chaired the annual fundraiser auction.