Liza Primeau

Senior Advisor

Liza joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 2013 in the New York City office, where she manages engagements with a range of family foundations, corporate clients and individual donors. She has significant experience in grantmaking related to college access and success, social services, arts and culture, social justice, and youth development. Liza has managed large-scale, open application processes for over a decade, including most recently supporting a large health foundation to manage a $150 million grant portfolio through an open request for proposals.

In addition, Liza has experience researching a variety of issue areas. Most recently, she conducted research leading to publications on private foundation giving to institutions of higher education and philanthropic opportunities in medical research. Prior to joining RPA, Liza worked for six years as a Philanthropic Advisor at The Philanthropic Initiative of the Boston Foundation and for three years as a Research Associate at American Institutes for Research. Liza received her B.A. in Communications with a minor in History from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA.

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