Liz joined Glynwood in 2015 as VP of Development. In this role, she is responsible for managing all philanthropic relationships for the organization, and in particular she works with Glynwood’s Board of Directors, individuals, foundations, corporate and strategic partners and government agencies to secure support for the organization. Additionally, Liz directs Glynwood’s external communications and internal administration.
Since 2011, Liz has been at the forefront of the emerging philanthropic movement to build a robust, resilient and regenerative food system in the Hudson Valley. Before Glynwood, Liz worked for the Environment Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, where she took a leadership role in developing and expanding the foundation’s grant-making strategy aimed at strengthening regional agriculture. While at DDCF, she sought opportunities to break down silos of expertise and engage natural allies to the good food movement, such as public health practitioners, environmentalists and child well-being advocates. Liz was an influential founding member of Community Food Funders, a philanthropic organizing effort that supports the transition to an equitable, ecologically-sound and economically-vibrant food system. She served as a founding steering committee member of the group since its inception in 2011 and was its inaugural co-chair from 2012-2013. Elizabeth holds a Master of Professional Studies degree in Environmental Studies from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University. She lives in Cold Spring with her husband and step-daughter.