Welcome Liz Reinhardt
As we continue to grow our legacy of providing peace at the end of life to our residents and families, we have expanded our Caring House team to include Liz Reinhardt as the new Director of Development and Community Relations.
Liz brings more than 20 years of experience in development and grants management, print and digital marketing, social media, graphic design, public relations, and web administration to this new role. Most notably, she previously served as Director of Fund Development and Marketing for the Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach, another Torrance nonprofit just a few miles east of Caring House, and she continues to champion their efforts as a proud donor and supporter.
Liz began her career in the Public Affairs Office of Southwestern Law School, where she developed her skills and expertise over more than a decade, including regularly collaborating with and supporting the development and admissions offices. She has also worked locally as the Director of Marketing for Century Group, a recruiting firm for the Southern California finance industry headquartered in El Segundo, and most recently as the Director of Marketing in a contract role with the Beacon House Association of San Pedro, working hand-in-hand with the fundraising and social enterprise thrift shop teams. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara and a Certificate in Nonprofit Marketing from the Nonprofit Partnership in Long Beach.
Liz has strong ties to the South Bay area, having grown up on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and her passion for giving back developed at a young age. She began volunteering with organizations in Palos Verdes and Torrance with her mom, including three years as a volunteer at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in high school.
“With her enthusiasm, know-how and dedication to helping the community, Liz is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Executive Director Jon Mesko. “Her support is going to make a big difference in our progress as we continue to impact more families in the South Bay and beyond.”
When she returned to the South Bay, Liz continued to develop connections and relationships with local organizations and community members, which has already proven to be beneficial in her new role. That role includes helping to manage the organization’s fund development programs in collaboration with the Executive Director, as well as strengthening relationships with residents and their families, donors, volunteers and the community at large. She also oversees outreach in the community, including the various platforms Caring House uses to update and engage with the community.
“The values at Caring House are ones that I personally value myself, especially compassion,” Liz shared. “I have also seen examples of family members passing away with and without the support of an organization like Caring House, which fuels my passion for the work we do. I am excited to help the organization connect with and help more families in our community!”