Elizabeth Lanyon, Associate Director of Philanthropy

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Associate Director of Philanthropy

With more than a decade of non-profit fundraising and social justice movement building work, Elizabeth joined NCLR in 2016, bringing her passion for equity to our philanthropy team.

Elizabeth’s professional experience in nonprofit development is vast, having held fundraising roles in a variety of organizations committed to social change throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.  Her focus is on cultivating philanthropic investments, leveraging institutional partnerships, and growing strategic relationships all with the intention of creating lasting impact and hopefully a more equitable future for all our communities.

Elizabeth has served on advisory boards and in leadership roles for several local grassroots organizations including the San Francisco Dyke March, the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District and the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter.  Elizabeth is a founding member of the San Francisco Women’s March.  Most recently, she served on the board of directors for San Francisco Pride, in both executive and committee leadership positions.

In 2017, Elizabeth was recognized in Curve Magazine’s Pride List for her activism and community organizing.  That same year she was recognized by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her leadership in the Women’s March.  In 2022, Elizabeth received a certificate of honor from San Francisco Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, for her work with the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District in mobilizing resources to the LGBTQ community in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Elizabeth is an avid reader and enjoys spending time outdoors with her partner and their dog, Lewis.