Elizabeth Hopkins grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Duke University.She became involved with Girls on the Run of the Triangle as a coach at Durham Academy in spring 2002 because of her interest in helping young girls develop the skills, tools and experiences associated with making healthy decisions, giving them the kind of support and encouragement she received as a young girl.In fall 2002, she became a coach at the Lakewood YMCA in Durham where she continues to coach.She joined the Girls on the Run Board of Directors in 2003 and is the immediate past president.In her professional life, she is a Regional Major Gifts Director for Duke University.She also serves as the Community VP for the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties and has assisted in connecting the Junior League to GOTR.She is president elect of the Junior League.In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, and kickboxing.She has completed four marathons.
Our professional team has now grown to 18 with the addition of new associate Elizabeth Hopkins, who will join usJanuary 9.Elizabeth brings great experience with Duke University and Duke Medical Development, having served in annual giving and major gifts roles over the past 15 years.
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She is leaving the position of Senior Major Gifts Officer at Duke Medicine, where she managed the fundraising programs for 11 departments and divisions and raised $6 million from grateful patients and alumni for medical research, clinical programs, and faculty support.
Like most of the moss+ross associates, Elizabeth is an active volunteer in the Durham and Chapel Hill communities, having served as president of the Junior League and Board Chair of Girls on the Run.
Elizabeth Hopkins brings more than 21 years of demonstrated fundraising success in a complex university/medical center setting to her consulting work with moss+ross.
She specializes in annual fund and major gifts planning, faculty engagement in fundraising, building prospect portfolios, and campaign and communication strategies.
Elizabeth came to moss+ross in 2015 and has worked with UNC's capital campaign, Kenan-Flagler, SECU Family House, Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, the Duke School, the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, the Emily Krzyzewski Center, and other clients.
Prior to this, she spent five years as a Senior Major Gifts Officer for Duke Medicine Development, serving as lead fundraiser and relationship manager for donors and grateful patient prospects for ten departments and divisions within the School of Medicine.She 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.
She 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 Annual Fund.She then served UNC-Charlotte as a Major Gift Officer from 1995-96, where she identified, cultivated, and solicited major gift prospects, including corporations, foundations, and individuals.She 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, 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, she directed the University's primary development efforts in the western part of the United States.She solicited and closed six- and seven-figure gifts both individually and with a strategic team of University and Duke Medical Center colleagues and administrators.
She 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, and is a past member of the Caring House Board of Directors.A North Carolina native, Elizabeth graduated from Duke in 1992.
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