Elizabeth M. Lynch
As Executive Director, Beth Lynch oversees the MBF's operations, grantmaking, and strategic development activities.
Beth first joined the MBF staff in 2000, serving first as Grants Administrator and then as Grants Manager until 2004. Prior coming to the MBF, Beth worked as a Program Associate at the Eurasia Foundation, where she made grants to promote economic and democratic reform in the former Soviet Union. She also served as a Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., where she researched civilian nuclear spent fuel reprocessing in Eastern Europe.
Beth currently serves as a trustee and immediate past president to the National Conference of Bar Foundations.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley and a master's degree from Columbia University in New York, N.Y.
Allison D. Ford
As Program Assistant, Allie Ford provides critical support to all of the MBF’s grant making and development activities.
Prior to coming to the MBF, Allie worked as the Marketing and Events Coordinator at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, where she assisted in the development and execution of events, as well as in the development and distribution of promotional materials. Allie’s college internships included work at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum as the Marketing and Events intern and at Indeed.com as a Sales intern. She also worked with the Fairfield University Student Association throughout her years of college, and was selected as the Vice Chair of the Programming Board her senior year.
In the spring of 2012, Allie completed a semester abroad at Regent’s College in London.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, in 2013.
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