Elizabeth is the director of development at Ploughshares Fund, where she provides strategic fundraising leadership to the president, executive director and board of directors. As the head of the development team, Elizabeth develops and implements strategies for fundraising growth in addition to establishing benchmarks and evaluating progress of programs. Elizabeth's inspiration for the mission is fueled by Ploughshares Fund’s supporters’ passion and commitment to stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and building a more peaceful world, and seeing the collective impact their contributions can have on international security policy.
Inspired by a year abroad in Ghana during college and her first job at San Francisco-based International Development Exchange, she has helped build support for causes that matter. Elizabeth spent several years organizing special events, capital campaigns and building new donor partnerships for groups including Planned Parenthood, Partners in Ending Hunger, and the University of Maine’s Tanglewood 4H Camp.
Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund in 2012, Elizabeth served as the Major Gifts Officer at Paul Newman’s famous Camp Boggy Creek, a summer camp for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Elizabeth has a degree in International Development from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s-level Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine.