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Elizabeth Ngonzi

Elizabeth Ngonzi

Adjunct Instructor

Elizabeth Ngonzi is an impact entrepreneur, award-winning human rights advocate, and seasoned educator dedicated to enabling women and youth to reach their potential. Between 2014 and 2018, she served as the turnaround CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, the North American representative of Afrika Tikkun -- an award-winning organization that for the last 24 years, has successfully delivered innovative social development services to disadvantaged children and their families in South Africa and is one of four organizations worldwide, for which in 1999, the-then President Nelson Mandela volunteered as Patron in Chief.

A member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State and an adjunct faculty member at NYU Center for Global Affairs, she is also a global public speaker, who frequently addresses audiences about entrepreneurship, leadership, philanthropy, and technological innovations advancing international development. She has been quoted and/or featured in: CCTV America, Crain’s New York Business, MarketWatch, National Public Radio, The Chicago Tribune, The South African Broadcast Corporation, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Additionally, she has served as Communications Chair of the invitation-only President’s Council of Cornell Women; a member of the Advisory Board to the Dean of Syracuse University's iSchool; and is a founding member of the United Nations International School Alumni Council.

Currently Teaching

Online and Mobile Fundraising: Winter Term

Examine how technology and the Internet are changing fundraising practices.

Digital Fundraising and Social Media

Examine how online and mobile technologies are changing the ways that donors give money and that organizations raise it.