Liza DeBartolo Burnham
Assistant Director of Prospect Management
FAU Class of 2002
561-818-0462 (ADM 201A)

Liza Burnham joined the FAU Foundation in 2019, assisting in all areas of fundraising for the John D. MacArthur Campus including the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In February of 2022, she joined Advancement Services on the Boca Raton Campus as the Assistant Director of Prospect Management. In this position, she oversees prospect, portfolio, and pipeline management for Institutional Advancement.

Burnham is an experienced development professional with tenure in donor coordination, event management, and data processing. Her background includes experience delivering comprehensive operational and administrative assistance in a management role with various renowned organizations.

  • Burnham spent six years in Colorado as the Director of Programs and Events for the Aspen Historical Society.
  • Prior to joining FAU, Burnham was the Senior Associate of Development and Special Events at the Society of the Four Arts and served as the Associate Director of Development at Oxbridge Academy.


  • Loyola University: Bachelor of Science
  • Florida Atlantic University: Master of Education in Social Foundations in Elementary Education