Elizabeth Dickson, smiling in dark rimmed glasses and wearing a blue top and black jacket, in front of a light purple background.

Elizabeth Dickson

Associate Director, Development & External Affairs

Elizabeth Dickson, CFRE (she/her) is the Associate Director, Development & External Affairs, overseeing foundation and institutional fundraising efforts. She has 9 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, including building relationships with individual, corporate and foundation donors; grants management; donor stewardship; and events fundraising. She obtained her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification in 2021.

Prior to joining CDT in October 2023, Elizabeth was the Director of Development at the Freedom Forum, a nonprofit focused on fostering First Amendment freedoms for all. In this role, she focused on individual and corporate giving, leading the fundraising for their annual Free Expression Awards and providing support and stewardship to Major Gifts and Foundation donors.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelors of Science in Journalism from Ohio University (Athens, OH), and spent her first year out of college as a news reporter for a local daily newspaper covering everything from crime to human interest stories.

Born and raised in Medina, OH, just outside of Akron and Cleveland, she has called the Washington, D.C. area home since 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones, baking and curling up with Cocoa (her Scottish Terrier puppy) while reading a good book.