Eliza McNulty

Director of Stewardship
Stanford University

Eliza McNulty is Director of Stewardship at Stanford University. She leads the university’s 12-person central stewardship team and works with senior development staff and stewardship colleagues throughout the campus to shape the vision for stewardship at Stanford. She has been tasked with building upon the university’s well-established and productive stewardship program to ensure that Stanford’s donors continue to receive stewardship of the highest quality while the university explores innovative approaches to stewarding donors effectively.

Prior to Stanford, Eliza served as the Senior Donor Relations Manager at YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) the national resource office for the network of 2,700 local YMCAs. In this role, she primarily worked with Y-USA’s Strategic Initiatives Fund, which oversees the relationship and investments of the Y’s largest donor ($93 million since 2010). This included monitoring program progress toward deliverables in grant agreements, monitoring spending, writing reports, and coordinating grant-making to local Ys.

Eliza will serve as president of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) from September 2017 to September 2018.

Eliza was elected to the ADRP Board of Directors in 2014. She has presented at several ADRP conferences, served as content co-chair for the 2012 ADRP International Conference, and helped launch the ADRP Midwest Regional Forum. In addition, she served on a task force convened to discuss ways to increase ADRP membership diversity and was a member of the Sheryl Blair scholarship committee. Eliza received a Sheryl Blair scholarship to attend the 2013 ADRP International Conference.

Eliza has 20 years fundraising experience in healthcare, university and national membership offices, including positions at YMCA of the USA, Loyola University Health System, and the Elks National Foundation. She holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from North Park University and a B.S. Biology degree from Indiana University. ADRP members can connect with Eliza on Twitter, LinkedIn or via e-mail.