Lisa Zola Greer is a fundraising coach, nonprofit changemaker, major donor, and author of the bestselling book Philanthropy Revolution. She is on a mission to “Save Giving” by providing a clear path to success supported by data, statistics, and interviews. With her help and direction, the nonprofit world will see more engaged and energized donors, more sustainable organizations with increased impact, and a more honest philanthropic culture that will create a larger and more loyal donor pool.
Currently, Lisa serves as commissioner of the California State Commission on the Status of Women and Girls where she sits on the Executive Committee. She also serves on the international board of the New Israel Fund, Alliance for Middle East Peace, and the Executive Committee of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors, as well as the Beverly Hills Community Charitable Foundation. She has also served as commissioner and chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and she has served as a board member of many organizations, including the LA District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others.
Earlier in her career, Lisa was a studio executive at NBC and Universal Studios, and she founded and led several companies in the digital media and entertainment businesses. Lisa cofounded and sits on the board of Tandem Careplanning, a new business that elevates the homecare experience for both care seekers and caregivers. A native of Los Angeles, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in history from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
With her husband Josh, the Greers have hosted over 200 charitable salons and events at their home in Beverly Hills, and they are passionate, involved donors to many causes that are meaningful to them and their friends and family.
Lisa is the proud mother of three millennials, two Gen Zers, and two dogs.