Liz Stone Nirenberg is a Major Gifts Development Officer at Gallaudet University. Liz has more than fifteen years of expertise in non-profit organizational sustainability and development. Liz received her Bachelor's in Social Work at Rochester Institute of Technology and her Masters in Public Administration at American University's School of Public Affairs, with a concentration in nonprofit management and fundraising. She was also named an Emerging Scholar at The Urban Institute's Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Liz knows that fundraising can be fun, inspiring, and transcendent, and sees philanthropy as a way to connect different people to change the world, one action at a time. Her vision is to support emerging deaf philanthropists to become visionaries who "think big" for all deaf people, and for all humanity.