Elizabeth Kolb Farr

Senior Vice President, Fundraising Counsel at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Inc.

Elizabeth Kolb Farr

Elizabeth Kolb Farr

Senior Vice President, Fundraising Counsel at Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Inc.

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Elizabeth Kolb Farr, Senior Vice President, serves the firm’s independent school and higher education clients, supporting these institutions in identifying and seizing opportunities for fundraising growth.

She possesses particular expertise in instituting and orchestrating high-performance major gift programs, preparing for and executing capital campaigns, sustaining and accelerating annual giving, coaching frontline fundraisers, and training Boards in fundraising and campaign best practices. She is a featured contributor in the National Association of Independent Schools' book, "The Trustee's Role in Fundraising."

Liz possesses significant experience in performing advancement program assessments and campaign feasibility studies that result in clear, actionable recommendations for accelerating fundraising in a campaign or between-campaign environments. She is an expert in designing moves management protocols and ensuring their effective use, developing individual prospect strategies, and utilizing Raiser’s Edge and other databases to set and analyze fundraising metrics.

Before joining GG+A, Liz enjoyed a 27-year career in independent schools. Beginning as a teacher in boarding and day schools, she maintains a passion for teaching and learning. Liz most recently served as Associate Director of Development at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

An active volunteer for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Liz has served on the Planning Committee of three CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conferences and has presented several conference sessions, each time earning Stellar Speaker honors. Liz has also taught both professionals and volunteers assembled by the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools, the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the Association of Junior Leagues International. She is a past President of the Junior League of Philadelphia, where she was a five-time member of the Board of Directors, chaired the Annual Fund twice, and co-chaired the organization’s first-ever capital campaign.

Liz is an alumna of Friends’ Central School and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Vassar College. She lives in South Kent, Conn., with her husband, Chris, an advancement professional.

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Former Member, Board of Trustees at South Kent School Corp.

South Kent School Corp. operates as school. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in South Kent, CT.

Education
Bachelor's in Psychology

Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, founded in 1861. Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.

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Friends Central School Corp. educates students from nursery through grade 12. It operates middle and upper schools, and the lower school. The company was founded in 1845 and is headquartered in Wynnewood, PA.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Fundraising Counsel
Current

Grenzebach Glier and Associates is a philanthropy company that provides philanthropy-management consultancy services.

Associate Director of Development
Prior

The Shipley School is a coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school with approximately 850 students in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Shipley is located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, approximately 12 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Elizabeth Kolb Farr is affiliated with Grenzebach Glier & Associates, Inc., The Shipley School

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