Liz Rizza

Hoops Player/Coach, turned Financial Advisor -Now Strategizing Financial Game Plans for Athletes, Entertainers, Women, and LGBTQ Community

Here to help women, athletes, widows, divorcees seeking financial freedom

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Liz Rizza

Financial Advisor

“Helping you win with smart finance and investment game plans”

Liz Rizza is a financial advisor with passion and purpose. She holds Series 7, 65, and 63 licenses & financial certifications.

Liz has a gift for helping women, divorcees, athletes and entertainers, startups and business owners with their financial game plans. She helps create and implement comprehensive, and multi-generational wealth management plans based on individual needs, values and aspirations.

Prior to the Financial Services,  Liz was a National Scouting Director for NCSA, where she helped parents invest in their kids to earn academic and athletic scholarships.

She joined Eastern Washington University (EWU) women's basketball as an assistant coach during

2013-14, working primarily in recruiting, video operations to assist post-player development and

academic support. Prior to EWU, Liz was head coach of Dana Hills High School's Junior Varsity squad and assistant coach for Varsity for the 2012-13 season. She spent the summer of 2012 as camp director for Pepperdine University’s Elite, Kid’s, and Team Camps.

She worked as an intern coach for Coach Tara VanDerveer in the Stanford women's basketball 2011-12 season and traveled to the Final Four. Her duties included conditioning, team practices and planning, and administration of individual and team basketball camps.

In 2009-2010 Liz was assistant coach at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and worked as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Grinnell College, Iowa in 2008-2009. Her main emphasis was guard development and defensive specialist.

Between seasons in 2013, Liz was an account executive for WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, soliciting corporate sponsorships, developing business partnerships and booking prime time and half-time entertainment.

Liz has an extensive background in television as she spent several years as a Senior TV News Producer for a cable TV company in Iowa. Liz played point guard at Chatham University in Pittsburgh where she averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds per game. She exploited seams in defense which provided her opportunities to score. Liz comes from an entrepreneurial family that owned various franchise restaurants, cow-calf operation on the farm, and founded Lookingglass winery. Lookingglass winery specialized in making Pinor noir and Cabernet Sauvignon under the proprietary Rizza Cellars label.

Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in communication television production from Chatham University and a Master of Science degree in parks, recreation and resource management from Slippery Rock University.

Liz was on a reality TV show "The Next American Princess Season 2" and she had her documentary film "Pass the Ball" based on her true story of overcoming adversity throughout her basketball career featured on MTV2.

Liz currently lives in Laguna Niguel, CA and enjoys playing on the basketball league, walking her rescue dog Ripley, and being on the Board of HRC, LGBTQ Center, Artist for Trauma as well as being a member of the OC Lavender Bar Association, Athletes Touch Executive Committee, and volunteering for the Laguna Beach Women's club as the Treasurer.


Financial Advisor - Affinity for Women + All athletes and Entertainers

Sport: Basketball
College/Pro Team: Chatham University
Chapter: Orange County I
Profession: Investment Adviser
Specialty: Fin. Advisor/Wealth Mgt.
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  • rsvped for PhilanthropyTouch 2020-11-19 15:04:30 -0800



    We've got an incredible speaker coming up for change-makers like you. Join us for this powerful conversation with world-renowned social entrepreneur Paul Duan. The innovative Founder of technology nonprofit Bayes Impact, Paul is leveraging data and Artificial Intelligence to solve today's biggest social impact challenges.


    “I believe technology should be used to help improve the lives of those who need it most.” 

    Innovative world-changer Paul Duan is using technology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 and the youngest Ashoka Fellow in France’s history, Paul founded Bayes Impact in 2014. Bayes Impact was one of the first nonprofits to be admitted to Y Combinator, one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious technology incubators.

    Since then, Paul and his team have been responsible for world-changing impacts ranging from:

    • Helping 210,000+ people in France return to work with Bob, an online and opensource platform that uses artificial intelligence to provide data-driven, personalized advice to unemployed individuals
    • Working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve employment opportunities and occupational training for 21 million veterans
    • Decreasing microcredit fraud to Ghanian entrepreneurs by 30%
    • Rebuilding trust in American police in partnership with the California Department of Justice, collecting police use-of-force data from more than 800 police agencies

    Paul’s innovative work has been recognized and backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and in 2018 he won Humanitarian of the Year at the MIT Innovators Under 35 Europe summit.

    But Paul’s impact reaches far beyond his accolades. As author of the Citizen-led Public Service Manifesto, Paul envisions a world in which society’s injustices are solved using services designed for citizens, by citizens. He’s encouraging governments to recognize entrepreneurial projects benefiting society and to provide funding and access to data and distribution networks to make them happen.

    Not only is Paul using technology to revolutionize the way we solve social problems, but he’s empowering people around the world to do the same.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by one of today’s brightest innovators for good.

    PhilanthropyTouch is an industry specific group within our larger AthletesTouch network, which is an exclusive, transformative, membership community of individuals and organizations who are changing the world through charitable and social enterprise. Members share the same mentality: that charity is enterprise and must see itself as such to perform and accomplish the most good. We share best practices, resources, contacts, successes and failures through a speaker driven environment. The PhilanthropyTouch community is comprised of philanthropists, funders, c-Level staff, donors, board members, development staff, trusted advisors and founders.




    January 26, 2021 at 6pm
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    Los Angeles, CA
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    We are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals.

    From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.


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