As the daughter of Noel “Paul” Stookey (of the 1960’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary), Elizabeth Stookey Sunde spent her childhood surrounded by music artists who dedicated themselves and their music to contemporary causes, and she witnessed the profound capacity of that music to transform audiences. This experience fueled her desire to become a changemaker herself.
For more than twenty-five years, she has consulted with a variety of large and small nonprofit organizations, helping them conceive and implement creative solutions to their communications, organizational, and fundraising challenges.
In 2000, Sunde and her father founded Music to Life, a nonprofit organization that builds on the strong historical legacy of social movements’ intentional use of music to educate, recruit, and mobilize. As Music to Life’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Sunde guides Music to Life’s national team of advisors and connects with the most influential activist artists of our time to develop music-driven programming that builds community around contemporary causes such as environmental rights, human rights, and immigrants’ rights.