Grace Akin

Development Associate

National Office -

Grace supports the national development team in building and maintaining relationships with supporters, donors and partners. Grace is also responsible for gift processing and organizing information within LIFT’s donor database, Salesforce. Through these efforts, Grace helps to ensure that LIFT’s fundraising efforts are as strong and sustainable as they can be.

Grace LIFTs because she believes in equity, inclusion, and accessibility for all. She LIFTs because she knows that fostering strong relationships is a key aspect of achieving these goals.

Prior to coming to LIFT, Grace graduated with a degree in Communication from her beloved alma mater, the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. During her undergraduate career, Grace was involved with two non-profit organizations, including a national cancer-fighting organization and an international anti-poverty organization. She first began working with low-income families while interning in Lima, Peru and is excited to continue to partner with hardworking parents and their kids in her role at LIFT.

As a recent transplant to Washington, D.C. and an avid coffee drinker, Grace is excited to explore coffee shops in her new home. She is originally from Illinois.

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