Shira Saperstein

The Moriah Fund

Shira Saperstein is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and the
Deputy Director and Program Director for Women’s Rights and
Reproductive Health at the Moriah Fund, a private foundation based in
Washington, D.C. and operating in the United States and
internationally. Moriah gives away $8 million annually in grants to
organizations working on women’s rights and health, poverty and
economic justice in the United States, international trade and
development, human rights and social justice in Guatemala, and
pluralism and equal rights in Israel.

Before joining Moriah in 1989, Shira worked as a researcher at
several policy and advocacy organizations and as part of a consulting
team at the Management Assistance Group, which provided organizational
development assistance to a wide range of advocacy and service
nonprofits. Shira was the founding Co-Chair of the Funders’ Network for
Population, Reproductive Rights and Health (1997-99) and currently
serves on the board of the Summit Foundation and on the Steering
Committee of the Global Campaign for Microbicides. She is a graduate of
Harvard University.


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