Born to William Arthur and Betsy Ross (Moore) Ellis in Tokyo, Japan.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University.
Is the resource development officer and executive director of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington until 1979.
Serves Martineau Corp. as vice president for development until 1980.
Serves as president of the National Association of Career Women until 1981; Conducts postgraduate study at Georgetown University.
Is a campaign director and director of the national salute of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund until 1983.
Receives the Outstanding Fundraising Executive Award.
Becomes a certified fundraising executive.
Is the co-founder and executive director of the Project on the Vietnam Generation until 1987.
Founds and serves as the first president of the Center for the New Leadership until 1990; Is a fundraising consultant through 1993.
Publishes “Enduring Legacies: Expressions from the Hearts and Minds of the Vietnam Generation.”
Is an advisory board member of the Public Leadership Education Network.
Serves as president of the Greater Washington Area Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives until 1990.
Is the campaign director for the National Museum of Health and Medicine until 1991.
Serves as director of development for the Asbury Methodist Village until 1994.
Is the executive director of the Asbury Foundation through 1996.
Serves the AARP Andrus Foundation as director of the annual campaign and director of development through 2002.
Serves the AARP Foundation as acting chief development officer and director of development until retiring in 2007.