In 2006, Liza fulfilled a lifelong dream of starting her own children's charity by starting Elephant Ensemble Theater, a charitable organization that brought live performances to children's hospitals. Liza wrote the plays to be both educational and entertaining, and always with a message of love and family. Liza invented an original tour model which allowed the actors to perform bedside, if the need called for it, which it did often. Elephant toured all the major hospitals in New York City from 2007 - 2010, and was in residence at the Bellevue Pediatric Psych Ward for two of those years. Though Elephant was well supported by the hospital community, national press, and earned plaudits from the U.S. Congress (and proudly earned a grant through Bloomberg in 2009!), lack of funding caused Liza to close its doors in 2010.
A crusader for adult literacy, Liza pursued her SIT TESOL Certificate from Rennert in New York City in 2009, and right away began teaching ESL for a nonprofit in Harlem.
In 2014 Liza started ColorYourRibbon, an on-line Facebook community for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors. The idea was originally sparked by lesser-known cancers, with the intention of empowering those without a dedicated ribbon. The ColorYourRibbon Zazzle store has many empowering items which the owner is encouraged to personalize by coloring their own ribbon. (Note: If you're interested in the more sassy messages, change the content filter on the store from "Safe" to "Off".)
In her consultancy work, Liza has gravitated towards many meaningful nonprofits, and encourages those companies without a charitable initiative to take one on. By this, she has been able to make meaningful donations to such organizations as The Perkins School for the Blind and Rosie's Place, as well as organizing high-profile events meaningful to the particular community.