Liz Palla

PARTNER

American Philanthropic Partner Liz Palla works with donors and nonprofit organizations around the country on projects including strategic assessment and planning, philanthropy advising, and giving program implementation. She also manages the firm’s donor services consulting group and helps direct the Center for Civil Society.

Before joining American Philanthropic, Liz served as senior program officer at the William E. Simon Foundation, where she helped review and make recommendations on funding proposals, evaluate organizational effectiveness, and maintain foundation operations. Previously, she worked at a nonprofit dedicated to supporting independent college newspapers on campuses around the country.

She graduated from Gonzaga University, where she studied foreign languages, literature, and philosophy. She and her husband live in Montana and have four children. She serves on several local boards and board committees, including the Heisey Community Center, Great Falls Catholic Schools, and Family Promise.

Featured Work

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