National Center for Lesbian Rights

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 work, Elizabeth joined NCLR in 2016, bringing her passion for justice and equality to our development team.

Focused on grassroots organizing, strategic relationships and cultivating new leadership, Elizabeth served as the Co-Chair for the San Francisco Dyke March from 2013 to 2017.  As a leader for one of the largest marches for lesbian visibility, she has helped foster local community partnerships and helped set the groundwork for the future of Dyke March as a vibrant feminist platform for our movement.  In alignment with her commitment to grassroots organizing, Elizabeth co-founded the San Francisco Women’s March in 2017.  Today, she continues to mentor leaders and organizers to ensure the local Women’s Movement is representative of all intersections and works to build coalitions among other organizers committed to resistance and resilience in a time of great change.

Elizabeth’s experience in non-profit development is vast, having held fundraising roles in a variety of organizations commitment to social change.  Examples of her work include youth education, workforce and leadership development, and women’s economic empowerment through starting and building small businesses. In addition to her professional experience, Elizabeth has been active in a variety of community boards including the Association of Fundraising Professionals Golden Gate Chapter, the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club, and has served as a board member for San Francisco Pride for 3 years. Elizabeth was recently elected to the Advisory Board of the Castro LGBTQ Cultural District, an initiative of the City of San Francisco to preserve and promote our vibrant cultural heritage and history.  In 2017, she was nominated for Curve Magazine’s Pride List for her activism and community organizing, and recognized by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her Women’s March leadership.

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