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Unity Foundation of La Porte County Announces Lauren Varga as new Marketing and Program Manager

Michigan City, IN — La Porte County native Lauren Varga has joined Unity Foundation as Marketing and
Program Manager. Varga joins the Unity team with over ten years of business development, community
outreach and government experience. She is a graduate of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) with a
Bachelor’s degree in History and International Studies and George Mason University (Arlington, VA) with
a Master’s degree in Public Policy.

“I’m thrilled to join the Unity team to help support their collaborative community betterment efforts,”
said Varga.

In her new role, Varga will provide marketing, program and administrative support to help Unity meet
its mission to strengthen the County now and forever. She most recently served as Business
Development Manager at Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. and has held positions as Regional Director
and Legislative Correspondent for former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly.

“Lauren’s strong project management and community outreach expertise will help Unity expand its
marketing and Vibrant Community efforts in 2021 and beyond,” said Shannon Walker, Unity Foundation
Vice President of Marketing and Operations. “The icing on the cake is that Lauren is a 2006 La Porte
County Lilly Endowment Scholarship Finalist, and we are delighted to have Lauren back home and on the
Unity team.”

Since 1992, Unity Foundation of La Porte County has served donors, nonprofits and local communities. As
La Porte County’s community foundation, it manages approximately $32 million in assets, administers
more than 325 charitable funds, and has distributed more than $21 million through direct grants and
scholarships. The Council on Foundations has deemed Unity Foundation in compliance with all Indiana
and national ethical and operating standards for community foundations. Unity Foundation’s mission is
to strengthen La Porte County now and forever by building permanent endowments; providing
leadership; offering philanthropic vehicles for everyone; and, being a catalyst for social and economic
vitality. For more information, please visit or call 219-879-0327.

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