Liz Donohue

Grants Manager

Liz joined the Sponsored Projects and Funds team in April 2014 as Grants Administrator. She coordinates the entire lifecycle of 1,500 grants recommended each year by our clients and ensures our grants are compliant with IRS regulations. She collaborates with members of her team and across departments to inform them of our grantmaking, improve processes, and share knowledge of best practices. She researches and provides information on different grantmaking compliance questions to teams across the organization and manages the grants database.

Prior to joining RPA, Liz was the Grants Administrator at FJC, where she coordinated the grantmaking for Donor Advised Fund and Collective Giving Fund clients and assisted in transitioning the organization to a new grants management system.

Liz graduated from Fordham University with a B.S. in Business Administration and is pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at Baruch College. She was on the Steering Committee for the New York Regional Chapter of PEAK Grantmaking for 3 years and has presented at the annual conference since 2017. She is on the Young Professionals Board of Back on My Feet New York City, an organization devoted to empowering individuals experiencing homelessness through running. She is a proud Brooklynite and an avid long-distance runner.


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