Staff

Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer

Elizabeth M. Guggenheimer

Deputy Executive Director/Director of Institutional Advancement, eguggenheimer@lawyersalliance.org, (212) 219-1800 ext. 231

As Deputy Executive Director and Director of Institutional Advancement, Liz Guggenheimer leads the organization's pro bono program, strategic, fundraising, and marketing initiatives, along with its national efforts to cultivate the business law pro bono field. She advises nonprofits and their boards of directors in the areas of Nonprofit Accountability, governance, fundraising law and regulation, and legal ethics. As Legal Director from 1999-2006 and Deputy Executive Director from 2006-2013, Ms. Guggenheimer also has significant experience in developing and managing Lawyers Alliance's client outreach and client representation services, educational trainings, and advocacy program. Prior to joining Lawyers Alliance, Ms. Guggenheimer was Deputy Bureau Chief and Acting Bureau Chief of the New York State Attorney General's Charities Bureau and a litigator at Dewey Ballantine LLP. She received a joint J.D./M.P.A. from New York University School of Law and Princeton University and A.B. from Harvard University.

Lawyers Alliance publications: Bylaws That Work; Changing the Name of a New York Not-for-Profit Corporation; Charting the Course: Legal Help for Nonprofits in Troubled Times; Disaster Relief and Recovery; Extra Credit: A Legal Guide for Nonprofits Offering In-School and After-School Programs; and The Volunteer Workforce

Professional and community activities: Scarsdale Board of Education, Past President, Vice President, Trustee; School Board Nominating Committee, Past Chair and Member; New York State Bar Association Pro Bono Coordinators Network, Member and Past Chair; Coro Leadership New York, Class XVI; New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards Selection Committee.

Preferred pronouns: she/her

Inspirational person in your career: My grandmother-in-law, who encouraged public service and was a nonstop advocate for women, children, and the elderly.