From the F.M. Kirby Foundation:
The F. M. Kirby Foundation is pleased to announce that Elisheva Davidoff Crowley has joined the organization, effective Nov. 15, 2021, as a Program and Communications Associate.
Liz joins the Foundation with valuable experience in government administration, having previously worked for the Jersey City Housing Authority as a Development Coordinator and the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency as the Chief Administrative Officer.
Whilcompleting her Masters in Social Work with a concentration in nonprofit management at Rutgers University, Liz conducted and published research for the New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board.
With a background in both New Jersey- specific governmental affairs and integrated social work, Liz brings passionate experience and an acute knowledge of the needs of local communities. She has also served as a volunteer for Good Grief, CASA of Morris and Sussex County, and the Morristown Fire Department.
“Given our small staff size and diverse areas of interest, we were looking for a program associate who displayed a wide-ranging curiosity and possessed a range of skills that would contribute to the Foundation’s grantmaking and operations. We found all of that and more in Liz Crowley. I expect she will be a critical team player in helping the Foundation carry out its mission,” said Justin Kiczek, executive director.
“Liz’s experience in social work and city government has prepared her well to work with grantees in helping them meet their goals. Her resume is only further enhanced by a record of public service and volunteerism that made her an ideal candidate for this position. We look forward to seeing her grow into the role and forge strong relationships with grantees,” said Laura Virkler, chairperson of the board.
About the F. M. Kirby Foundation:
The F. M. Kirby Foundation is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey. Endowed in 1931 by Fred Morgan Kirby, one of the founders of the F.W. Woolworth Company, it was designed to continue in perpetuity through generations of the family. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded nearly $751 million in grants. Five Kirby family members, currently spanning two generations, serve on the board, as well as two non-family directors.