Elizabeth Bass, MSW

Elizabeth Bass
  • Executive director, Virginia Mentoring Partnership
  • Phone: (804) 828-1536
  • Email: eebass@vcu.edu

Elizabeth Bass joined the Virginia Mentoring Partnership staff in June 2013. She has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on volunteer training and management, community outreach and collegiate civic engagement.

Bass worked for two years in Charlottesville as the volunteer coordinator for the Shelter for Help in Emergency. As an MSW student at VCU, she interned with Communities in Schools and the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. In 2003, Bass returned to Charlottesville and joined the team at Madison House, a non-profit organization that serves as the student volunteer center at the University of Virginia. She held numerous roles at Madison House, including director of programs and associate director for six years, working closely with student leaders and community partners. From 2009-2013, she served as executive director, responsible for the overall management of the organization, its professional staff, budget, fundraising, communications, strategic relations with the university and the community while serving as the primary liaison to the board of directors.

Bass has been a member of the board of directors for Children, Youth and Family Services in Charlottesville, a class trustee for the University of Virginia and a member of the Future Fund, an initiative of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Each summer, she volunteers as a counselor and mentor with Special Love, a camp for children with cancer and their siblings.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Virginia
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University