Elizabeth M. Lynch
Interim Executive Director
As Interim 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. She served as Executive Director until 2019. 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 is a member and past president of 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.
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