Liz Adams is the chief development officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, overseeing the Association’s revenue initiatives to advance the organization as the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Adams provides strategic leadership to individual and corporate philanthropic support for the Association, including large-scale relationship events, direct marketing, major and strategic gifts, planned giving, corporate partnerships and foundations.
Adams oversees relationships events such as Part the Cloud, the Imagine Fall Benefit, the Rita Hayworth Gala, Inspire Napa Valley Wine Weekend and the Dance Party to End ALZ, which attract national media attention to the fight to end Alzheimer’s. To address mutual concerns around Alzheimer’s disease, Adams leads the organization’s nationwide, regional and local corporate partnerships, driving revenue and opportunities to reach new audiences. The Association’s direct marketing efforts lead the health sector in year-over-year growth in dollars raised.
Adams has more than 18 years of national, regional and local fundraising experience for nonprofit organizations. As executive vice president, Individual Giving and Corporate Engagement at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Adams led a team of more than 100 development professionals. She has also served in regional leadership roles for the American Heart Association, including senior vice president, Development for Western States.
Adams holds a master’s degree in higher education and administration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Utah State University.