Elizabeth Gore is the first ever Resident Entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation bringing innovation into the United Nations and chairing the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council. She builds global partnerships and cause marketing strategies implemented in programs and campaigns supporting the humanitarian issues of the United Nations. Ms. Gore previously served as Vice President of Global Partnerships at the UN Foundation, and founded strategic grassroots efforts such as Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and the Shot@Life global vaccines campaign. Additionally, she manages partnerships with Fortune 100 companies and with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prior to joining the UN Foundation, Ms. Gore served as the director of development and corporate relations for the Points of Light Foundation. Her consulting experience includes the implementation and launch of The Great American Bake Sale, an anti-hunger initiative for Share Our Strength, ABC television and Parade magazine.
Ms. Gore is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer and served in Bolivia, South America. In Bolivia, she wrote, received and managed a USAID grant to better the food availability and economic situation for the Chaco. Ms. Gore is originally from Texas where she was a financial development associate for the A&M Foundation. She holds a bachelor of science in Animal Science and a masters in Financial Development from Texas A&M University.
Ms. Gore was named by People as one of the top 100 Extraordinary Women. Ms. Gore has been featured on multiple media outlets including: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fast Company, Fortune, Glamour, The New York Times, People, and Time. She is a World Champion Equestrian, and in 2010 joined Summit on the Summit and climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for the global clean water crisis on behalf of the United Nations.
Ms. Gore currently serves on the leadership councils of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute in The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, as well as the annual CLASSY Awards, and is on the Advisory Board of SOMA, an innovative all-natural water filter company.