Elisabeth Ruffner with Melissa Ruffner

 

Elisabeth Ruffner was co-founder of Arizona Preservation Foundation (formerly Heritage Foundation of Arizona), Yavapai Heritage Foundation, and many other non-profits primarily dealing with preservations and libraries. She has spent many years as a real estate professional teaching and dealing with historic properties, as adjunct faculty in the community college system and at Prescott College, and as a consultant in federal tax act projects, statewide, as well as in presenting National Register nominations for a number of properties. She has most recently served as a volunteer in the founding of the Elks Opera House Foundation and acting as a chairman for the successful restoration of the Elks Opera House in Prescott.