Hi, I’m Lisa Tarshis and I’m the head of the Primer Foundation. Education and philanthropy were two values instilled in me as a young child and I feel fortunate to live out those values by making a Primer education accessible to all who seek it.
Prior to joining the Primer team, I partnered with nonprofit organizations across the country and in Canada to develop effective fundraising campaigns and build successful teams. I worked with roughly 50 clients to raise more than $48M with about half of this work falling in the education space. I frequently traveled the country speaking and training. In addition to my client work, I oversaw the firm’s growth and innovation verticals including internal operations and external partnerships.
An alum of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I live in the Chicagoland area with my husband and two kids and am an active community volunteer.