Elizabeth Hopkins, Associate
brings more than 21 years of demonstrated fundraising success in a complex university/medical center setting to her
consulting work with moss+ross.
specializes in annual fund and major gifts planning, faculty engagement in fundraising and building prospect portfolios and communication strategies.
came to moss+ross in 2015 after five and a half years as a Senior Major Gifts Officer for Duke Medicine Development
In this role, she served as lead fundraiser and relationship manager for donors and grateful patient prospects for ten departments and divisions within the School of Medicine.
managed a portfolio of major gift prospects and successfully solicited and closed gifts totaling more than $7 million for medical research, clinical programs, fellowships and faculty support.
established relationships with department and division leadership, faculty, and clinical staff to develop and initiate a robust grateful patient philanthropy program that included a faculty engagement program focused on best practices for grateful patient fundraising.
She began her career in fundraising in 1993 as Director of the Young Alumni Program for the Duke University Annual Fund.
Responsible for managing the annual fundraising efforts of the ten youngest classes of alumni, she
worked to increase membership in gift clubs and identify leadership donors.
Elizabeth served UNC-Charlotte as a Major Gift Officer from 1995-96.
identified, cultivated, and solicited major gift prospects, including corporations, foundations, and individuals.
initiated the creation of mini-campaign surrounding the University's 50th anniversary of its founding.
In 1996, Elizabeth
returned to Duke as Director of the Annual Fund at the Nicholas School of the Environment
She managed all Annual Fund direct mail, phonathons, stewardship, and personal solicitation activities for the Nicholas School and the Marine Laboratory, raising over $100,000 per year from alumni and non-alumni constituents.
Elizabeth joined the Duke Major Gifts team in 1998 as a Regional Major Gift Director at the start of The Campaign for Duke, a $2.36 billion comprehensive campaign.
For more than a decade, Elizabeth directed the University's primary development efforts in the western part of the U.S., including San Francisco, Houston, Austin, San Diego, Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix.
solicited and closed six- and seven-figure gifts both individually and with a strategic team of University and Duke
Medical Center colleagues and administrators.
managed a portfolio of 250 major gift prospects and helped raise more than $14 million, regularly staffing the president, deans and high-level faculty on development calls.
As a long-time Durham/Chapel Hill resident, Elizabeth
has also been an active community volunteer and leader.
In recent years she has served as President of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and the Girls on the Run of the Triangle Board of Directors.
She is currently a member of the Caring House Board of Directors.
A North Carolina native, Elizabeth graduated from Duke in 1992.
husband, Tom Vasiliauskas, live in Chapel Hill and enjoy attending athletic events, traveling, running and cycling.
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