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Ellen Pomerantz

Finance Manager & Senior Payroll Associate
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Ellen is overjoyed to return to Elevate! While new to the Finance team, Ellen previously worked at Elevate in the Operations & HR departments. Regardless of her role, Ellen has a love for systems and supporting Elevate from behind the scenes, so others can do incredible work for Elevate’s nonprofit clients. Outside of her roles at Elevate, she has experience working in fundraising and project management.

Ellen earned her BA in Art History & Psychology with a certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

In her spare time, Ellen loves to explore new neighborhoods through window shopping and trying new foods with her husband, Alex. A life-long dog lover, Ellen has recently started fostering dogs and puppies as practice for adding her own to her family. When the weather’s bad, you can find Ellen at home at her sewing machine or doing a jigsaw puzzle with a Masterpiece Theatre show on in the background.

What is your hidden talent?

I have a really good sense of direction, but am terrible at describing how to get places.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a question mark, because I love digging deeper and finding the why!

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

Not using the oxford comma. I think it’s essential for clarity!

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

This may be boring, but I like to use the afternoon to get ready for the next week. Whether that be an errand trip, meal prepping, or just spending some time on self-care, it’s important to me to use that moment to reset.

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