Sharon Alpert Joins Nathan Cummings Foundation as President and CEO
The Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Sharon Alpert will become the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s fourth president and first female leader in November 2015. Sharon is currently the Vice President of Programs and Strategic Initiatives at the Surdna Foundation.
Sharon has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of inequality and environmental issues. Having spent more than a decade with the Surdna Foundation, Sharon also brings with her deep experience working with a multi-generational family dedicated to social justice. Her service at the Surdna Foundation was defined by her commitment to collaboration, innovation, and creating a culture of learning.
“In our search for a President and CEO, we looked for a leader who will foster a culture of collaboration, advance our strategic direction, and reflect a personal passion for our mission,” said Adam Cummings, chair of the Nathan Cummings Foundation’s Board of Directors. “In Sharon, we found all three. Her decades of experience, keen focus on creative and collaborative philanthropy and excellent management abilities will move the foundation forward into the next phase of our work.”
The full press release announcing Sharon’s appointment is available here . You can learn more about Sharon’s background and career by reading her full bio here . Both of these pieces reflect the vision, dedication, and experience that Sharon brings to the foundation.
Sharon is unequivocally the best person to lead the Nathan Cummings Foundation as we move forward in our work to build a just society. We hope you will join us in welcoming her to the team.