Liz Palla

Partner and Managing Director

Partner and Managing Director Liz Palla provides strategic consulting services to nonprofit organizations, grantmaking foundations, and philanthropists. Before joining American Philanthropic, Liz served as Senior Program Officer at the William E. Simon Foundation in New York, where she was part of a three-person team responsible for administering the foundation’s $10 million yearly grant portfolio. This work included reviewing and making recommendations on funding proposals, evaluating grant effectiveness, and streamlining foundation processes and operations. Prior to her time at the Simon Foundation, Liz worked at a nonprofit dedicated to supporting independent college newspapers and providing internship and fellowship opportunities at prominent media outlets.

Liz graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in Literary Studies and a minor in Philosophy. She lives in Montana with her husband and children.

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