Fraser Nelson, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Utah, has held positions of leadership in nonprofit organizations large and small in places as diverse as Appalachia, Minneapolis, and Seattle and has a deep understanding of the role they play in improving civic welfare.
She led the Disability Law Center for 10 years, helping to create ‘And Justice for All” and the Community Legal Center. In 2008 she founded the Community Foundation of Utah. The foundation helps people gather assets and ideas to serve Utah for good and forever.
Fraser has served as president of the Utah Nonprofits Association, and has been widely recognized for her contributions, including the Utah State Bar’s Community Member of the Year, as a ‘30 Women to Watch’, and the Pete Suazo Social Justice Award. She is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business and in 2011 served as the first Professional in Residence at the University’s Center for Public Policy and Administration.
Fraser holds degrees in Medieval History and Political Science from Duke University, a MA in Human Development from St. Mary’s University and was a Social Innovation Fellow at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She and her husband Harris Sondak, a professor at the David Eccles School of Business, and 15 year old daughter Neah spend what some consider an inordinate amount of time in Alta.