Elizabeth Ayers

  • Executive Director of Gift Planning, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Ayers is the Executive Director of Gift Planning at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served on the Board of National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (NACGP) from 2015 through 2017 and was the Conference Chair for NCPP 2017 in Baltimore. She is also a member of the North Carolina Planned Giving Council and served on its Board from 2013 through 2016.

Prior to joining UNC in 2008 she worked at The Ohio State University, where she served as Director of Planned Giving for the Medical Center and Associate Director of Planned Giving for the University. She has worked for the Columbus Foundation, served on non-profit boards and committees and was president of Central Ohio Planned Giving Council in 2007.

Ayers has presented on various charitable topics at local and national conferences including PPP, NCPGC, AAMC, Wealth Counsel, the North Carolina Community College Fundraisers' state conference and AFP North Carolina state conference.

She has practiced law in the areas of estate and charitable planning and civil litigation. She holds a JD from Capital University, M. M. from Ohio University, and a B. M. from Wittenberg University.