Eliza McNulty

Director of Donor Relations
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 across campus to shape the vision for comprehensive stewardship at Stanford. Prior to Stanford, Eliza held donor relations, communications, and development positions at YMCA of the USA, Loyola University Health System, and the Elks National Foundation.

Eliza is Past President of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). While serving ADRP, she advocated for and promoted the donor relations profession, representing the association's nearly 1,800 international members. As President, Eliza led the association through strategic growth analysis, including discussions on revenue diversification, membership journey mapping, volunteer expansion, senior leader engagement, and industry research.

Eliza shares her passion for gratitude by speaking, writing and presenting on effective practices in donor relations and stewardship. She has 20 years fundraising experience in healthcare, university and national membership offices. Eliza holds a master's degree in nonprofit management from North Park University and a B.S. Biology degree from Indiana University. Connect with Eliza on Twitter or LinkedIn