Beth Lampson is an associate director on Arabella’s Managed Organizations team, and she joined Arabella with experience in project management, financial analysis, and nonprofit budget planning. Beth provides support to Arabella’s managed nonprofits, primarily the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization. She manages a portfolio focused on a broad range of topics, including advocacy, education, capacity building, and international development.
Prior to joining Arabella, Beth worked in higher education administration for Northwestern University, and held roles in central administration and at the Kellogg School of Management. During her seven years at Northwestern, Beth managed a special projects team focusing on analysis for strategic initiatives and improving operations. She also directed the budgeting process for some of the largest schools and units within Northwestern and implemented an institution-wide budget and forecasting system. Beth has developed in-depth experience running a charitable organization, as she has served as treasurer and currently as president of the working board of CROSO, a small nonprofit providing postsecondary education and employment support for former Ugandan street children. She was also a Big Sister with Big Brother Big Sister for eight years.
Previously, Beth worked at the Field Museum as an accountant, where she gained experience in nonprofit fund accounting and post-award grants administration. She began her career in litigation consulting working on forensic accounting cases for Navigant Consulting. Beth has a BA and an MS in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.