Director of Development

Elita Walker joined the council team in October 2020 as the Director of Development. Elita comes to the Council after working in various areas of fundraising for the past 10 years. Most recently, she served as the Membership Manager at The Frick Pittsburgh where she managed the membership and annual fund programs. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2016, Elita was the Development Manager at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, having run a grateful patient program, corporate giving circle, and numerous special events.

She graduated with a B.S. in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and participated in off-campus learning opportunities in Rome, Italy, and Washington, D.C. These educational experiences helped to shape her interest in urban policies across the globe and ultimately led her to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector.