Founder & CEO
Public Relations Director
After years of leading relationship management efforts for other organizations, Lorraine Schuchart had a vision for a company that could do well by doing good. She created Prosper for Purpose at her kitchen table in late 2012 and began working with clients a month later.
In January 2016, Lorraine earned the company the prestigious B Corp Certification. B Corps meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve social and environmental problems.
Lorraine is an accredited public relations strategist and experienced fundraiser who has helped visionary leaders—from large companies to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions– achieve organizational goals for more than 25 years. She has earned numerous awards for both her writing and campaigns. Lorraine earned a BS in journalism and public relations from Bowling Green State University. She serves on the boards of PRSA Cleveland and CBC Magazine, and volunteers with several local organizations.
She and her husband, acclaimed artist Robert Hartshorn, have two adult daughters. Their home includes a pack of rescue cats and dogs, proof of her failed ability to foster. Lorraine occasionally shares personal experiences and insights on her blog, Love, Lorraine: Letters from Midlife. Lorraine runs on solar power and caffeine.
Kathryn Perkins develops and executes comprehensive marketing and public relations programs with a focus on online engagement, social media outreach and campaigns. Kathryn has more than 15 years of experience developing and managing B2B and consumer marketing and PR programs in a variety of sectors, including education, health and consumer products. She has worked in both corporate and agency arenas, specializing in everything from media planning, corporate communications, and writing to CSR development, special events, and social media coordination.
Kathryn earned a BSBA degree with a major in marketing from The Ohio State University. She is a co-founder and past vice president of public relations of the Young Buckeyes of Greater Cleveland. Kathryn and her husband have two young children. They are a family of sports fanatics who enjoy rooting for their beloved Buckeyes.
With more than eight years of industry experience in content and digital marketing, Laura proudly serves as Prosper's account manager, overseeing strategic implementation and tactical execution for all clients. In addition, she is responsible for maintaining client relationships, content creation, digital marketing campaigns, social media accounts, and more.
As a professional writer, Laura's work has appeared in various publications including Ohio Magazine, Organic Spa Magazine, EcoWatch, YES! Magazine, The Establishment, and others.
A Toledo, Ohio, native, Laura has lived in Cleveland since 2011. After starting her career in magazine editing and publishing, she made the natural transition to marketing as the industry adapted to a changing landscape. Laura's passions lie in social justice and environmental conservation. She and her husband have a dog named Basil and a cat named Taco and are constantly working on home and garden improvements. Laura graduated with a degree in English—Creative Writing from Ohio University in 2009.
Gael graduated from Kent State University in 2018 with a degree in public relations and a minor in marketing. Prior to joining Prosper for Purpose, Gael worked for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Kent State University and The Akron Zoo.
As Prosper's account coordinator, Gael helps with campaign development and tactical implementation. She enjoys working with cultural and educational institutions and draws from her background in journalism and social media to help tell clients' stories.
Although Gael has spent most of her life living in Akron, she has also lived in the Philippines and China. During her free time you can find her traveling, attending concerts and looking for ways to do both at the same time.