CLEVELAND (April 4, 2023) – Liz Conway is Great Lakes Science Center’s new vice president of development, a key role in the museum’s senior management team.

In her new position at the Science Center, Conway will oversee all of the museum’s fundraising and donor initiatives including corporate, foundation and individual giving, grant funding programs and campaigns. 

Conway is an experienced development professional with a passion for education and cultural arts. She comes to the Science Center after eight years as director of development at the Tri-C Foundation where she was responsible for providing resources for advancing student success at Cuyahoga Community College, working alongside community leaders through corporate partnerships, foundation and individual giving, and special events. Prior to her role at the Tri-C Foundation, she served as institutional giving manager at Cleveland Play House.

“Liz joins the Science Center at an exceptionally exciting time in our history,” said President & CEO Dr. Kirsten Ellenbogen. “After celebrating our silver anniversary and finishing the chapter of our first 25 years from a very strong financial position, we are poised for even greater innovation in the way we fulfill our mission and vision, and Liz will play a crucial role in making that a reality.” 

Conway brings more than 15 years of experience to the Science Center, working directly with community leaders in the arts and higher education sectors. She is an alum of Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2020, and is currently a cohort member of the Cleveland Foundation’s Foundations for Philanthropy. She has worked with a variety of civic organizations and is a former board chair of Talespinner Children’s Theatre. She has appeared on numerous regional stages and is the co-creator and performer of the popular act “The Loush Sisters.” She lives in Cleveland with her husband and two children.

(Editor’s note: Winter hours at the Science Center are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The Science Center will be open Monday, April 8 for spring break, and closed Sunday, April 9 for Easter.)

About Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center, a top ten finisher in the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Science Museum, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2022. The Science Center is home to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and makes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive for more than 300,000 visitors a year through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, temporary exhibitions, the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, historic Steamship William G. Mather, daily science demonstrations, seasonal camps, and more. The Science Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Visit for more information.