Liz Freeman Program Officer – Sustainability, Education Liz Freeman is a program officer – sustainability in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she supports education-focused initiatives through managing a diverse grant portfolio focused on the Kansas City region. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Freeman was a grant manager with United Inner City Services (UICS), where she fostered relationships with key funders and community partners as well as managed and maintained the largest portion of the organization’s budget. Earlier, Freeman was a foundation and engagement manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC), where she oversaw all grant processes and procedures and served as point-of-contact for local corporate and philanthropic organizations, matching gift programs, and state and national government-based funding. Freeman is on the boards of Barrier Babes and Healing Roots and served as president of the Kauffman Scholars (KSI) Alumni Leadership Council in 2020. Freeman has a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality, restaurant, and tourism management with minors in leadership and communications from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.