Author: Daniel Jones                    Published: 8/30/2022           GAMA

Elijah Perry, Executive Director


Elijah Perry is the Executive Director of the regional GRID Alternatives affiliate. Elijah directs the Workforce Development team and the implementation of Solar Works DC Training Program, as well as managing GRID Mid-Atlantic’s communications, philanthropic and other fundraising, and various partnerships. Among other roles and responsibilities, Elijah provides strategic planning and direction; implements a variety of fundraising strategies; researches, identifies, builds, and tracks relationships and partnerships for funding and other goals; oversees program reporting and finances; and is the liaison for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) efforts. He has more than 25 years of experience in the civic, public interest, and social organization sector, including federal government service and academia.

Prior to joining GRID Mid-Atlantic, Elijah was Corporate Development Manager at PFLAG National, and has also worked in other organizations in the nonprofit sector including Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, National Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Feeding America. Elijah has a natural talent for making connections and cultivating long standing relationships with people from all professions and backgrounds, which he has brought to bear in mentoring and assisting Solar Works DC participants through the challenges they face. He attended University of Maryland in College Park, MD, where he studied and earned his B.S. degree in Paralegal Studies. He also received his Masters in Classical Music Composition from Berklee College of Music.