Quackenbush is senior director of development for the College
of Mass Communications and Information Studies.
She is responsible for seeking major gifts for the
School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the School of
Library and Information Science. The college's immediate priorities
- Cocky’s Reading Express, a literacy outreach collaboration
between the School of Library and Information Studies, the SC
Center for Children’s Books and Literacy and the USC
- The SJMC Building Initiative, a capital campaign to relocate
the School of Journalism and Mass Communications to its future
home at the corner of Sumter and Greene.
- Student Scholarships and Fellowships, endowed and non-endowed
gifts that support the academic pursuits of undergraduate and
An English graduate of the USC College of Arts and Sciences,
Elizabeth earned her MA at Emory University in American Studies.
Elizabeth has more than ten years of fundraising experience
and raised millions of dollars for non-profits such as Harvest
Hope Food Bank and Volunteers of America of the Carolinas.
her fundraising career, Elizabeth was assistant producer for
the Peabody-award winning WTBS documentary series, "Portrait
of America." She co-authored two memoirs, one for Hamilton
Jordan, former Chief of Staff of President Jimmy Carter and the
other for philanthropist Cindy Nord.
Elizabeth worked in the
public and private sector in advertising and public relations,
leading the state of South Carolina's economic development efforts
at the Development Board (now Department of Commerce) to market
the state to a national and international business audience.
She was executive producer for the SC Addy winning videos, "The
New Face of Hunger" and "Children's Garden."
Elizabeth has one daughter, Sarah, a freshman at Brevard College
in North Carolina.