Lizzy Mottern

Recent Clients

m+r Interim Solutions

Habitat for Humanity of Wake Co.

Center for Child and Family Health

Durham Collaborative to End Family Homelessness

Durham Tech Foundation

Southeast Raleigh Promise

NC Health News

Compass Center

Durham Literacy Center

North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission

Hill Center

Women’s White Collar Defense Association

Durham Community Land Trustees

WakeMed Foundation…

and many others


Fundraising Counsel

Chatham Education Foundation

NC Rural Center

UNC Graduate School

Lizzy Mottern, Vice President of Talent

Lizzy Mottern is a nonprofit development professional with experience in membership and annual and major giving programs, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation donors, coordinating all aspects of special events, and working with board members and volunteer committees. Prior to joining moss+ross in 2012, she was Assistant Director of Development at Duke University Libraries.

As Vice President of Talent, Lizzy leads interim staffing, and executive search engagements, in addition to internal and external moss+ross talent initiatives to ensure maximum outcomes for clients.  A creative problem solver, Lizzy embraces real-time client challenges by working with organizations to develop thoughtful impactful solutions.  Once engaged, she and the moss+ross talent teams, step in beside clients in times of transition to ensure immediate client success, which builds towards positive long-term outcomes.

Lizzy earned a B.S. in Horticulture at Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Public Horticulture Administration and a certificate in museum studies from the University of Delaware. She became interested in fundraising as a Longwood Fellow at the University of Delaware.  Currently she serves on the PTA Board of Wiley International Magnet Elementary School and the Generosity Committee at White Memorial Church.

Lizzy lives in Raleigh with her husband, Bobby, daughter Bea and their funny labradoodle, Coco.  She loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and never turns down a chance to go to the beach.

Fun fact: Lizzy has spent much of her time with moss+ross as an interim staff member for clients, therefore inspiring creation of the moss+ross interim solutions division.