Eliza Winans Rossman is a geriatric social worker and community organizer who has worked in hospitals, community agencies and foundations primarily focused on issues facing older adults. In leadership roles, she served as executive director of the Florence V. Burden Foundation making grants to nonprofits focused on aging, vulnerable youth and the incarcerated. She currently runs ALLINBKLYN, a women’s giving circle which she founded in 2014 that has made over $1.5M in grants to Brooklyn nonprofits. Throughout her career, Eliza has served on many city-wide committees that focus on aging issues, and she was a longtime board member and chair of Heights and Hills, a community-based organization that promotes successful aging in Brooklyn, and Concerts in Motion, a nonprofit which brings concert-level musicians into the homebound community.
Eliza holds a Bachelor’s in English from Kenyon College and a Master’s in social work from the Silberman School of Social work at Hunter College, where until recently she coordinated a program supporting at-risk master’s level social work students working in agencies serving older adults around New York City.