Elise Karam

Elise is our Head of Philanthropy and will be with us through the summer. She is responsible for fostering and growing NPC’s Supporters’ Circle, a network of donors committed to maximising social impact, and is also leading on our 20th Anniversary celebrations, including NPC’s Future Fund.

Before joining NPC, Elise led the highly successful Major Gifts programme at The Outward Bound Trust, an outdoor education charity, raising funds, often via very special events, to enable life-changing adventure in some of the UK’s wildest settings for 25,000 young people annually. She also led the Key Relationships team at the animal welfare and conservation campaigning charity, League Against Cruel Sports after a career in political communications consultancy.  Elise is passionate about community building and promoting dialogue, with a special interest in NPC’s My Best Life and Open Philanthropy programmes.

She has a Political Science degree from Temple University in Philadelphia and a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queen’s University Belfast.

Outside of NPC, Elise can most often be found in the outdoors – hiking, horseback riding, or just pottering around the garden.

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20 years of NPC: Funding our future