Elizabeth Newton leads the Family Engagement team as the Director of Family Engagement at Crown Family Philanthropies. She oversees the strategic development and execution of experiences that facilitate the Crown family’s participation in and ongoing engagement with their deep legacy of giving. Prior to joining CFP, Elizabeth worked as an independent philanthropic advisor serving individuals, nonprofit clients, and family and community foundations. She also founded and led Allow Good, a social purpose organization dedicated to elevating next generation philanthropic learning. The Allow Good curriculum is cited in myriad next generation philanthropic forums, including Northern Trust, Learning to Give, 21/64, and LAAF.org.
Early in her career, Elizabeth spent nearly a decade creating and leading social and global impact programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Elizabeth graduated with a master’s degree in International Comparative Education from Stanford University summa cum laude and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business Studies from Butler University summa cum laude. Prior to attending graduate school, Elizabeth worked in various capacities with the Center for Global Business and the Economy and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She has also worked with Net Impact as an AmeriCorps VISTA and the Institute for International Education, and she previously volunteered with Global Glimpse.
Elizabeth is the recipient of the 2012 Hilton U. Brown Alumni Achievement Award from Butler University and was highlighted alongside 100 global leaders in Steelcase’s 100 Dreams. 100 Minds. 100 Years. celebration. She served on the Alumni Board of Directors at Butler University from 2006-2010.
An avid outdoor adventurer, Elizabeth relishes time distance running, Nordic skiing, and hiking with her husband and two boys. In 2005, she summitted Mt. Shasta, the second-highest peak in the Cascades, with a group of 8 other women from Stanford.