Elizabeth Zurzolo
Elizabeth Zurzolo
Associate Director of Development Foundations


Room:AL 254

Beth can trace her love of non-profit work to a college internship with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. While overseas, she visited the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) Museum and was so moved by the fundamental principles of the ICRC that she dedicated her life to helping make the world a better place.

As Associate Director of Development for Foundations, Beth matches university partners with grantmaking foundations to make projects and priorities happen. She has worked in the past for the Lowcountry South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross, Little Red Door – Cancer Services of ECI, Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity, and Ball State Online.

Beth’s most unusual job, though, was working as a translator for the Christian Medical and Dental Society in Guanajuato, Mexico. Every morning, she addressed a tent full of patients about how to care for themselves after cataract surgery.

While her current job does not require her to have musical talent, Beth is also a classically trained singer, having performed professionally with several churches, cathedrals, and orchestras throughout the Midwest and South.

Beth and her husband, Ball State history professor Ed Krzemienski, have two children, Edward, and Rosa.

In Beth’s Own Words

“Helping bring things together for fascinating people dedicated to making positive change in the world is so fulfilling.”