Elizabeth Gilchrist, Fund Board Chair
Liz is a progressive political activist who has spent her life working with cutting edge NGOs that are about creating social change.
For the first 15 years of her professional life, she worked as a civil rights and legal services lawyer in Mississippi, primarily as a federal litigator. She joined the Greenpeace fund raising staff in 1993, and in her capacity as Major Gifts Manager, spent the next seven years leading a team that helped establish the major donor and planned giving programs as vital components of the organization's overall financial health. After Greenpeace, Liz became the Gift Planning Director for the National Organization for Women (NOW), the largest grass roots feminist organization in the country with over 650,000 contributing members.
Liz is now Vice President of Operations at the FrameWorks Institute, a communications think tank that uses social science methods to study how people understand social justice issues and identify ways that experts and advocates can explain them more effectively.