Elizabeth Bennan Ellis studied classical piano for 12 years, which has given her a special appreciation for classical music and over the years she has developed a keen interest in chamber music in particular. She has been a supporter of Music in the Loft for the past 7 years as a habitual audience member. Elizabeth has had a successful career as a real estate broker with Koenig and Strey Home Services for the past 9 years. She has spent a number of years living overseas in Japan, France and England and has traveled extensively though out the world. She is a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She volunteers at Common Threads, which is an organization that teaches low-income children to cook wholesome and affordable meals. Elizabeth is also involved with Matanya’s Hope which is an organization based in Kenya focused on empowering communities with its primary focus based on education.