Elizabeth Weiss
Director, Philanthropic Advising

Elizabeth Stolow Weiss is a director of philanthropic advising at the Science Philanthropy Alliance. She provides advice and support to foundations and philanthropists with the goal of increasing private funding for basic science.

Elizabeth has been a senior development professional for more than a decade. She has secured tens of millions of dollars in support of basic science at academic institutions across the country. Most recently, Elizabeth worked as the senior director of development for the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. In this role, she participated in the multibillion-dollar Campaign for USC and was instrumental in increasing the philanthropic support for basic science and institutes including the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology at USC and the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute. Prior to that role, Elizabeth provided key strategic and fundraising support to the Division of Life Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and at the Taglietela College of Engineering at the University of New Haven.

Elizabeth was awarded a master’s degree in public administration from the University of New Haven and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.