Elizabeth Rowley has been with the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan County since 2013, and currently serves as its President and CEO. There, she works with the Board of Directors, professional advisors and volunteers to plan, structure, implement and monitor an effective development program that will increase endowed and non-endowed assets, develop and maintain good relationships with nonprofit organizations and steward current and prospective donors.
During Ms. Rowley’s time with the Foundation and since its inception, charitable assets have grown to over $28 million, with nearly $10 million in charitable grants and scholarships from their 270+ funds distributed back into the community.
An Orange County native with a strong background in development, marketing and the nonprofit sector, Ms. Rowley worked at Inspire – Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association and the Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club prior to joining the staff at the Community Foundation.
In 2004, Ms. Rowley graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Marketing and Communications, and is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Orange, obtaining her Certified Fundraising Executive certification in 2014. She serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Mid-Hudson Valley Association of Fundraising Professionals, is a Sustaining Member of Junior League of Orange County, a member of the Board of Directors of Safe Harbors of the Hudson, a Trustee on the Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation and a member of the Hospice of
Orange and Sullivan Auxiliary.
Ms. Rowley currently resides in Newburgh with her husband, Bill Fioravanti, and their daughter, Mira.