Lori Shearer brings dynamic career experience in theater arts, sales, and fundraising/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 Center on Philanthropy Fundraising School and a BFA in Theater from Boston University. She has a specialty 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, has enjoyed summers at Camp Beth Israel, and he currently attends the Lee and Frank Goldberg Family Religious School. Lori was an active volunteer at the preschool and at Zachary’s elementary school, often chairing events and served on the school foundation board and governance committees. She has served on the Beth Israel Development Committee since 2017 and has been on several Beth Israel Gala and Silent Auction committees. Lori is a member of the Behavioral Health Committee at Jewish Family Service.