Elizabeth Carlock Phillips is a Millennial philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and impact investor at the helm of Phillips Philanthropies, which includes the Phillips Foundation. She graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with degrees in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. Elizabeth founded a jewelry business in high school that became her career for seven years and led her to Uganda, where she was the founding designer of Akola. In 2017, she co-founded Gems by the Foot™, an e-commerce jewelry brand that is “Made to Order, Beyond Borders,” benefiting refugee women and their families resettling in North Texas through the IRC.
Elizabeth was Founding President of Echelon, the national young professionals auxiliary “Mobilizing the Next Generation” for The Salvation Army and has chaired events for many organizations, ranging from New Friends New Life to the Greensboro Symphony. She currently serves as a Governor-appointed Trustee of UNC Greensboro and is on the board of directors for Women Moving Millions, Texas Women’s Foundation, and Say Yes to Education, among other affiliations. She has been featured on broadcast news and in a variety of publications, including The Financial Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg, Dallas Morning News, and Triad Business Journal. Elizabeth and her husband Kevin enjoy life with their young family in Dallas, TX, and Greensboro, NC.