Placed Leaders

Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald

Vice President of Supporter Relations

Leadership for Educational Equity

Koya Leadership Partners is delighted to have placed Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald as Vice President of Supporter Relations for Leadership for Educational Equity.

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit leadership development organization working to end the injustice of educational inequity by inspiring and supporting a diverse set of leaders with classroom experience to engage civically and politically.

Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald is a recognized expert in cross-sector partnership development, leadership development, and capacity building for the nonprofit sector and pro bono consulting. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, government, and the social sector to build, lead, and advance the use of service and civic engagement as a resource for communities worldwide.

Prior to joining LEE, Elizabeth was the Chief External Relations Officer at the Taproot Foundation, where she oversaw partnerships, marketing, and communications. During her nine-year tenure at the Taproot Foundation, she launched and implemented initiatives that advanced the landscape of pro bono. This included the strategic partnership component of the build and introduction of Taproot+ (an online matching platform for pro bono), Pro Bono Week (an annual worldwide celebration of the impact of business pro bono), and the Global Pro Bono Network (an international association of pro bono providers).

Previously, Elizabeth founded 20% Theatre, an all-women’s theatre company dedicated to addressing the inequity of women and power imbalance in the theatre arena. In addition, Elizabeth works as a Consultant with the Benevolent Group, a consulting practice dedicated to innovation, equity, leadership development, and program approach and positioning to enable the achievement of critical social goals. Clients include The Fedcap Group, Benevolent, Team4Tech, West Side Forward, and Authentifiy. Elizabeth is a lecturer on social impact, the nonprofit sector, and partnership development at the Kellogg School of Business, Executive Education at Northwestern University. Her 20+ nonprofit fundraising career spans some of Chicago’s most prominent arts organizations. Elizabeth holds a BA from Smith College in English and Theatre and is a graduate of the American Express Leadership Academy.