Liz Player is grants manager on the Civic Engagement & Government (CEG) after serving as the team's program assistant since 2016. As a member of the foundation's Good Neighbor Committee, she has also helped support arts organizations in Harlem through the Arts & Culture subcommittee.
Prior to joining the foundation, Liz worked at the New York Stock Exchange. An accomplished musician, Liz is also the executive and artistic director of The Harlem Chamber Players, a nonprofit she founded in 2008. The group promotes diversity in the arts, arts inclusion and equal access to the arts and brings high caliber, accessible and affordable live music to people in the Harlem community and beyond. Incorporated in 2011, the group was first inspired by the late Janet Wolfe, a long-time patron of minority musicians and founder of the NYC Housing Symphony Orchestra. It has been profiled in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Ebony, NPR, The Guardian, Musical America, ABC Here and Now and featured at The Greene Space.
Liz holds a bachelor of arts in computer science from Rutgers University and a bachelor of music from City University of New York, Queens College.