LizaDawn focuses on securing, stewarding, and leveraging philanthropic, public, and private resources through meaningful partnerships to fundraise for The Kelsey’s disability-forward housing communities. Her role supports the organization’s mission through direct fund development and ongoing investor relations.
LizaDawn has worked in fundraising for national and local non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area since 2004. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from San Francisco State University.
What part of The Kelsey’s mission are you proudest to be part of / support?
I’m proud to be part of The Kelsey because of my personal connection to the mission. My older brother with autism lives in the Bay Area so I’ve seen firsthand how challenging it is for individuals with disabilities to obtain safe and accessible housing. Furthering a mission of inclusivity is deeply meaningful to me and close to my heart.
Why does inclusion matter?
Inclusion and compassion go hand-in-hand. We are better as a society when everyone is considered and included.