(New York, NY) February 28, 2022 – Today, Jillian Crane the President and CEO of First Responders Children’s Foundation announced the appointment of Elizabeth Fields as Chief Marketing and Development Officer.
Elizabeth brings a wealth of non-profit expertise and experience scaling fast-growth organizations, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at the Gary Sinise Foundation.
In her 25-year career, she has worked in various roles in development and implementing fundraising efforts at leading non-profits and academic institutions, including National Public Radio (NPR), the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, and Michigan State University.
Fields earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees at the University of Arizona. She also holds an Executive Certificate from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“We are very excited to welcome Elizabeth to the First Responders Children’s Foundation team. She brings a dedicated passion for building non-profits. Her expertise in fundraising and donor stewardship will ensure that we will continue the Foundation’s 20-year mission of supporting first responders’ children today, tomorrow and far into the future.”
Ms. Fields joins First Responders Children’s Foundation as an integral part of the leadership team. She will manage fundraising and outreach activities and organize and define fundraising goals to help achieve the Foundations mission.
Ms. Fields added, “I am passionate about the FRCF mission and can think of no higher calling than to help children and families of first responders who have given so much to ensure our safety, security, and well-being in our communities. FRCF has a proven history in providing services to our first responders, and it is my honor to help the growth and sustainability to advance these good works further.”
About First Responders Children’s Foundation
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well to families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large. FRCF has awarded college scholarships to hundreds of deserving children of first responders. Scholars are selected based on financial need with priority given to children of first responders who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. In 2021, the Foundation awarded college scholarships to 209 students.