Liz possesses a deep and practical knowledge of how a well-run back-end operation advances a nonprofit’s success through the data-centered assessment of program effectiveness. By bringing her experience as an engineer to the nonprofit context, Liz has successfully grown fundraising programs by developing goals, tracking activity, identifying problems, and providing strategies and solutions.
In addition, Liz has raised more than $31 million in her career through individual major gifts, planned gifts, grant writing, and annual fund direct marketing while developing comprehensive, metrics-based reporting to monitor financial goals and staff performance.
Liz became a CFRE in November 2020, an accomplishment made possible by the 2019 M. Jane Williams Professional Development Award from AFP-GPC and Shultz & Williams. Currently, she serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Philadelphia Chapter as Co-Vice President of External Affairs and Co-Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee.
Liz is a seasoned fundraising professional with more than a decade of experience at nonprofits including, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer & Burlington County, Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties.
She has a broad range of expertise in organizational advancement with an emphasis on strategic planning, data management, operations, direct response, major gifts, and fundraising growth. Liz has served as a director of advancement, focusing on individual giving and development operations. In this role, she provided direction, strategy, and frontline fundraising that resulted in a doubling of the organization’s general operating budget in 18 months through annual giving and marketing program focused on donor relations and stewardship, data and systems management, and reporting and program analysis.
Recent S&W Projects
- University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
- Neumann University
Bachelor’s Degree in Biomolecular Engineering Tulane University, New Orleans, LA