Lisa Grissom joined the Science History Institute in March 2019 as the major gifts and volunteer relations manager for the development team. She works closely with major donors from across the country and oversees the Institute’s advisory boards. She has extensive experience working with nonprofits in highly competitive markets, including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta, where she has designed and implemented successful strategies and programs resulting in consistent revenue growth.
With a background that includes management, consulting, fundraising, and business development, Lisa has held various executive-level positions nationwide. As a senior associate at the national consulting firm Bentz Whaley Flessner, she managed a client list that included Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Houston Grand Opera, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, North Dakota State University, Miami Children’s Hospital, and Mississippi State University.
Lisa led a successful national campaign to fund key historical sites and museums as chief development officer for the Alabama Historical Commission, and she served as vice president of philanthropy for the Hope Heart Institute in Seattle, where she implemented broad organizational changes and oversaw fundraising, marketing, and public relations.
At the City of Hope National Medical Center, Lisa was promoted from director of development, to senior director of development, to associate vice president of development in charge of the eight-state southeastern region. She also served as director of major gifts at the North Colorado Medical Center Foundation and as a development officer with the United Way of Los Angeles.