A Washingtonian, Elizabeth Coleman Dobbins’ development career began after attending Georgetown Visitation, Providence College and Oxford University, followed by an executive education certificate program at UVA’s Darden School of Business.
After several years in marketing, PR and events management, in positions focused on creating, selling and executing to a multitude of corporate and nonprofit clients, Elizabeth moved to development through national fundraising events for AARP, managing the related events, sponsorship and marketing efforts to serve older Americans living in, or on the brink of, poverty and hunger.
Following the loss of a beloved family member to cancer, Elizabeth focused her fundraising skills on raising major, planned and principal gifts in support of medical research, equipment and training, including: named centers and buildings, robotics and proton therapy, a capital campaign and strategic planning as a Major and Planned Gift Officer at Virginia Hospital Center, Director of Development at Sibley Hospital/Johns Hopkins and as the Director of Individual Giving and Donor Relations for LUNGevity Foundation.
Elizabeth’s strongest skills are identifying new prospects, building and maintaining lasting relationships between the donor and the organization, ultimately leading to transformational major and planned gifts for the organizations she supports. Elizabeth is also adept at building, managing and motivating boards and committees to leverage new and existing relationships to achieve her client’s fundraising goals.