Liz Hamburg


Liz Hamburg is the executive director of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation. She was born and raised in Wall, South Dakota. She graduated from the University of South Dakota with degrees in English and Mass Communications.

Liz spent the first 10 years of her career employed by Security Pacific Bank, now Bank of America. By 1989, Liz was the Vice President and Northern California District Manager for the bank’s merchant credit card business. After returning to South Dakota, Liz entered the nonprofit field, working for Junior Achievement. She then joined the Rapid City Area School District to develop resources and community-focused programs. Liz became the Executive Director of the Black Hills Area Community Foundation in July 2015. Liz serves on the Board of the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rapid City Collective Impact Guiding Council and the Rapid City Public School Foundation Board and grants review committee.

Liz believes the work MOA does is important because the shared work and the relationships built within MOA’s leadership demonstrate trust and confidence.

“This trust helps to bridge broken relationships and build new relationships. This trust allows us all to learn from each other, respect each other, and celebrate each other.”