Liz Gordillo (née Delaney), M.S.W. is a program manager for the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She is responsible for managing, researching, and consulting on a portfolio of projects for grantmakers and donors.
Gordillo previously worked at the Ruth Mott Foundation as a Learning Officer and at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy as a graduate assistant, research coordinator, and research manager within the Community Research Institute. Prior to her time in the philanthropic sector, she taught secondary and post-secondary chemistry, physics, mathematics, and social work courses.
Liz earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with an emphasis on education and a minor in physics from Western Michigan University, and her master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University. She is passionate about working alongside foundations, nonprofits, and communities to identify, collect, own, and use data to advocate for community-identified changes.