Sheden Alsaaty is the Director of Development at the Council on Foundations where she works with potential donors and sponsors to support a range of Council programming. Prior to joining the Council, Sheden worked in the field of International Development and successfully secured funding to benefit journalists, women, youth and marginalized populations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Additionally, she designed and implemented programs on topics such as youth empowerment, community engagement, and Internet freedom. Most recently, she served as a Program Development Manager at the Eurasia Foundation working to expand the Foundation’s portfolio in the MENA region.
Sheden resides in Alexandria and enjoys road trips, antiquing and has discovered a hidden talent for baking.
Contact Sheden with any questions regarding grant or sponsorship opportunities at the Council on Foundations.