Elizabeth Palla

Elizabeth Palla is a Senior Consultant with American Philanthropic, publisher of Philanthropy Daily. 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. 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 two young sons.

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