Global non-profit leader with extensive development experience, specializing in fundraising, grant writing, strategic development, cause-marketing, and community organizing. I aim to focus on community impact, mobilization, and social justice.
Dita Bhargava for CT Treasurer, Connecticut
Supported candidate's run for Connecticut State Treasurer and her commitment to moving the state forward for a stronger, more prosperous and balanced future for all CT residents.
World Affairs Forum, Stamford, CT
Organized and implemented programs that create conversations in our community about global affairs and America's role in the world.
Pink Wave Action, Stamford, CT, January 2020 - Present
Promote and advocate for gender equity and justice; Elevate women, femmes, and gender-expansive people. Create community activities that support an inclusive feminist vision and intersectional racial, gender & reproductive justice. pinkwave.org
The ENOUGH Campaign, Stamford, CT, December 14, 2012 - Present
Civic action organization committed to ending community gun violence theenoughcampaign.com
Stamford Pediatric Gun Safety Project, Stamford, CT, 2017
As a student project of the Stamford Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), this project was created to collect and analyze empirical evidence of the barriers that Stamford pediatricians face while providing anticipatory guidance on firearm safety. Pediatricgunsafety.org
Parent Faculty Organization, Stark Elementary School, Stamford, CT, 2014 to Present
Nonprofit organization of parents, guardians, and faculty whose purpose is to aid and support the students and teachers of Julia A. Stark Elementary School
I Vote Gun Safety Campaign, 2014 elections
The I Vote Gun Safety Political Action Committee was dedicated to supporting voting #GunSafety and civic involvement in the prevention gun violence
Handfastings Media and Publications, Westchester, NY and Stamford, CT, May 2004 - 2016
Lead Handfastings.org & Handfastings Magazine; Established First International Source for Handfasting Officiants; Advocate for U.S. LGBTQA+ “Same-Sex” Marriage, 2004 - June 26, 2015
The Greater Contribution, Thousand Oaks, CA (remote), January - March 2008
Consulted in the development of and created solutions for TGC's mission of breaking the chains of poverty for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. Helped with board and strategic fundraising development. [Photo: The Greater Contribution]
Woolston-Steen Theological Seminary, Index, WA (remote), January 2008 - September 2008
Developed and taught core and elective curriculum at the state-recognized Wiccan seminary, the first of its kind to gain such recognition from the State of Washington's Higher Education Coordinating Board
Dress for Success Worldwide, New York City, 2004 - 2007
Raised funds and increased sustainability for global non-profit that provides a network of support, professional attire and the tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
EIS Housing Resource Center (Eviction Intervention Services), New York City, 1997 - 2004
Lead Development and Fundraising team in support of preventing homelessness in NYC (Formerly Eviction Intervention Services)
National Organization for Women - NYC, The Founding Chapter, New York City, 1995 - 1997
Led phone banking and fundraising initiatives in support of the original Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and other protections for women
New York Public Interest Research Group, 1992
Advocated and raised funds for local environmental projects; lobbied for stronger environmental laws
Mayor Simmons’ Transition Team IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) Policy Committee for the City of Stamford, post election.
Dedicated to ending gun violence in Connecticut through the development and passage of gun safety legislation
Grassroots network to make democracy work for all citizens through the promotion of voting and civic engagement
Performing weddings and rites of passage; Founder, Handfastings Org - an international resource for couples and families looking to find celebrants who perform handfasting ceremonies
Co-organizer with the Stamford Women's Talking Circle, with support from Women's March CT, in the spirit of the marches being held across the country, January 2020.
Attendance: 200 >>
Co-organizer with the Stronger Together CT community action group, December 2019
Attendance: 100 >>
Co-organizer for rally in front of the Stamford Government Center, to protest the wave of new anti-abortion laws in states across the U.S., May 2019
Attendance: 100 >>
Co-organizer: Students express their views on a variety of subjects affecting youth today through performance.
Attendance: 60 >>
Co-organizer of rally for gun safety, Mill River Park, March 2018
Attendance: 3,000 >>
Stamford Advocate, February 7, 2020
Stamford Advocate, September 4, 2019
Stamford Advocate, June 2, 2017
From author Asha Dahya, Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing the World chronicles "women and female-identifying heroes who have defied death, flouted cultural norms, and risen above poverty to become CEOs, entrepreneurs, activists, role models, media moguls, and movement creators."
I am honored to have been included with such esteemed leaders.