Liz Dunning
Gun Violence Survivor & Vice President, Development

Liz is happy to serve team Brady as the Vice President of Development. She brings deep expertise in non-profit management, strategy, and organizational development, having worked primarily in the public education policy and philanthropic sectors over her 20-year career. Liz previously served as Brady's Director of Institutional Giving. Prior to that position, she was the Senior Vice President of Programs for the NEA Foundation. She earned her B.A. with high honors from Kenyon College and her M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management.

Liz is also a gun violence survivor. In 2003, her mother was shot and killed answering the door of her home. It took nearly 12 years to bring the killer to justice. That long-awaited guilty verdict prompted her to become a more public gun violence prevention advocate. In 2017, Liz celebrated her 40th birthday, and what would have been her mom’s 70th birthday, by launching Run Lizzie Run. She ran the D.C. Rock 'n' Roll marathon on her mom’s birthday, raising nearly $30,000 for Brady in the process.

Today, Liz lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and two sons. Between chasing her kids and running races, she is almost always in comfortable shoes.