Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker


Director of Learning Services and Public Policy

Here's what I can help you with:

  • Policy, strategy and their equitable implementation
  • Navigating CMF’s robust suite of program offerings
  • CMF’s leadership development opportunities

Get to know Elizabeth:

What do you actually do all day long?
I spend my days working with incredible members, colleagues, and thought-partners to build relationships and strategies to increase philanthropy’s ability to drive equitable change through policy, advocacy, collaboration, and leadership development.

What is the best part of your job?
Collaborating with brilliant people to produce great outcomes for Michigan residents.

Favorite flavor of ice cream?

What music are you streaming?
"Strength, Courage, and Wisdom" by India Arie

Why do you love where you live?
Love, joy, and laughter thrive there.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
The ability to heal instantly with a kind word.

Favorite book from childhood?

Favorite book?
All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes by Maya Angelou

Dream vacation? 
A month of coastline tours of West and East Africa and the Caribbean.

Reading, writing, learning new languages, enjoying great music, laughing with my beautiful family.