Elizabeth’s role: I oversee the Foundation’s growing signature programs – Women’s Fund and Hispanic Impact Fund – assisting our volunteer committee members with fundraising and awarding grants to local nonprofits that are working to close the opportunity gap in Central Texas.
What Elizabeth likes most about working at the Foundation: I really enjoy helping connect community-minded people with causes they care about. I am excited to be a part of an organization that is great at promoting philanthropy in Central Texas, keeping data at the center of our work, and bringing people together to make a collective impact right here in our community.
What Elizabeth did before: Prior to joining the Foundation, I spent nearly a decade working on food access as a member of the senior leadership team at the Central Texas Food Bank, and as the 2019-2020 Chair of the Junior League of Austin’s Food in Tummies Program. I helped increase professional development opportunities for people looking to advance their careers in the nonprofit sector as a member of the board of YNPN Austin, including serving as President in 2016 and 2017. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from St. Edward’s University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Studies from the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.
Elizabeth’s favorite thing to do in Central Texas: I am proud to be a native Texan who got to Austin as quickly as I could. You can find me running and walking on the trail around Lady Bird Lake or day tripping to the many great state parks that are just a short drive away. I’m a Texas Longhorn football fan. Hook’em!