Talent Citizen congratulates Liz Vogel on her appointment as Director of Philanthropic Engagement with New Pluralists. Working together across lines of difference, New Pluralists is investing $100M toward catalyzing a cultural shift away from divisiveness and toward the promise of truly realizing America’s founding ideals of liberty, equality, and justice. As the newest Director within the organization, Liz will design and implement an effective and collaborative philanthropic engagement strategy that enables many types of funders and donors to value and join the organization in advancing pluralism. In this work, Liz will also serve as a key architect for designing and implementing an ecosystem-wide strategy to galvanize $1B of philanthropy towards the broader and growing pluralism ecosystem.
Democracy, anti-polarization, and bridge building work is a long running thread throughout Liz’s career in the social change and philanthropic sectors. As Executive Director at Facing History and Ourselves in Southern California, Liz led a team to significantly expand work with schools and districts, energize cross-sector partnerships and increase funding. During her tenure, Liz secured the largest, single-year donation in the organization’s 45+ year history, as well as seed funding for multiple pilot programs that were adopted as signature initiatives.
As a philanthropic advisor, Liz has worked closely with private families, family foundation offices and donor communities to facilitate strategic planning processes, and to help them sharpen focus in their giving across a diverse range of priority areas including arts, climate, economic justice, education, health equity, and democracy.
Liz has dedicated her career to seeking to understand belonging and othering and how to create a broader “we.” She is committed to continuous learning, deep and authentic collaboration, and opening up partnership pathways. With her deep experience and passion for connection and impact, Liz is well suited to lead New Pluralists’ work in creative and dynamic fundraising, strategic partnerships, and influencing strategies that move more philanthropic interest, actions, and resources to New Pluralists and the pluralism ecosystem.
Liz graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Women’s Studies and History from Pomona College.