St. Louis Community Foundation Expands Philanthropic Services with Addition of Elizabeth George

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- How does the St. Louis Community Foundation follow a record-breaking year involving $79.1 million in grants to nonprofits and $176 million in donor gifts to the Foundation? By adding Elizabeth M. George, an accomplished St. Louis nonprofit professional, as the director of Philanthropic Advising – a newly created position.

Nonprofit veteran Elizabeth George joins St. Louis Community Foundation as director of Philanthropic Advising. Will will offer strategic advice and counsel to the Foundation's largest donor and family funds, as well as private foundation clients.

In her new role, George will offer strategic advice and counsel to the Foundation’s largest donor and family funds, as well as private foundation clients.

Previously, George served for four years as a managing director at The Rome Group, where she provided strategic and organizational planning and development consulting services to nonprofit organizations, foundations, social service enterprises, advocacy groups, educational institutions, and faith-based organizations.

“An underlying strategy and vision are essential to being an effective and transformational donor, and Elizabeth’s breadth of experience gives her a unique perspective our donors will appreciate,” said Amelia Bond, president and CEO. “Because Elizabeth has worked with countless charitable organizations and the donors who support them, she’ll be an invaluable resource for all of us and bring unparalleled insight to the table.”

Prior to her tenure at The Rome Group, George spent 10 years as vice president of programs at Deaconess Foundation and was director of business development for the St. Louis office of the Rensselaerville Institute, a nonprofit consulting organization.

George earned her MSW from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and her MBA from the Harvard Business School. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Puget Sound.

Among her many community activities, George serves on the board of directors of SouthSide Early Childhood Center and Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. She is also a consultant and Madagascar team member for Global Health Administration Partners.

About the St. Louis Community Foundation
Since its founding in 1915 as one of the nation’s first community foundations, the goal of the St. Louis Community Foundation has been to promote and inspire charitable giving within the St. Louis region and to expand the impact charitable dollars have on improving the quality of life in our area and beyond.

With $500 million in assets, the Community Foundation has granted nearly $250 million to nonprofits on behalf of its donors over the past five years.

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For more information, contact: Margaret Welch at 314-703-1215

Source:St. Louis Community Foundation