Elizabeth Rapuano is the Director of Communications for Grace Farms Foundation. Elizabeth is responsible for creating and executing a communications strategy that amplifies the Foundation’s humanitarian work, including Design for Freedom. She has secured major feature stories in print, digital, and broadcast outlets including Fast Company, Architectural Record, Hearst media publications, and News 12 that have fostered public awareness of the Foundation’s mission and interdisciplinary initiatives. Elizabeth has made editing contributions to two of the Foundation’s most impactful publications, the Design for Freedom Report and the Design for Freedom Toolkit. She is also a co-author of Grace Farms’ annual report and is a member of the Design for Freedom Working Group.
To her work at Grace Farms, Elizabeth brings nearly two decades of experience in communications and marketing for not-for-profit and educational institutions. Elizabeth was Assistant Dean for External Relations at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, where she oversaw all communications and development efforts, including a major rebranding of the school after receiving a milestone gift. Her passion for unique public spaces began on Governors Island, where she served as Director of Marketing and Communications for eight years. Elizabeth began her career as a communications manager and speechwriter at the Fund for Public Schools, the not-for-profit organization that raises private funds to support New York City’s public school students.
Elizabeth holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MPA from Columbia University.