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Elizabeth McGuigan

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Elizabeth McGuigan is a senior vice president at Philanthropy Roundtable and has been with the organization since January 2021. In Elizabeth’s current role, she oversees the organization’s public policy and government affairs team as well as the philanthropic programs and services team. She also serves on the Roundtable’s executive team. Previously, Elizabeth led the policy and government affairs team, working to protect and promote philanthropic freedom by publishing timely research and advancing legislation at the state and federal level. Her work has helped solidify Philanthropy Roundtable as a stalwart for donor freedom and every American’s right to support the charitable causes and communities they care about without fear of intimidation or harassment. 

Prior to joining the Roundtable, Elizabeth served as the director of legislative and policy research at the National Shooting Sports Foundation, where she oversaw all state and federal policy research, helping to protect the Second Amendment and the firearm and ammunition industry.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Trinity University and graduated from George Washington University with a Master of Public Policy. She also holds a graduate certificate in philanthropic studies from Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy. Previously, Elizabeth covered a wide range of policy research and analysis for Bloomberg Government, Strategas Research Partners and Americans for Tax Reform.

Authored by Elizabeth McGuigan

    • August 10, 2023

    What the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action in Higher Education Could Mean for Charities

    • June 21, 2023

    Donor Privacy: Two Years after Americans for Prosperity Foundation v Bonta 

    • June 6, 2023

    California DEI Mandates Ruled Unconstitutional

    • May 24, 2023

    Empire Center Files Donor Privacy Lawsuit

    • April 5, 2023

    The Redeemer’s School and Its Anonymous Donor Explain the Value of Donor Privacy

    • March 15, 2023

    Biden Budget Targets Charitable Givers

    • March 3, 2023

    Foundations on the Hill: What Does Rising Populism Mean for Philanthropy?

    • January 31, 2023

    The Cost of Too Much Red Tape: Fewer Charities

    • January 27, 2023

    New Report Argues DEI Does Not Promote True Diversity in Philanthropy

    • January 6, 2023

    New Study Shows DAFs Self-Regulate

    • December 1, 2022

    When Philanthropy Comes Under Attack: What the Resurgence of Populism Means for Charitable Organizations

    • November 15, 2022

    California Data Refutes Calls to Restrict Donor-Advised Funds