Sharon Alpert

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Having joined NCF in November 2015, Sharon Alpert is the foundation’s fourth president and first female leader. A seasoned philanthropic leader, Ms. Alpert has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of inequality and environmental issues.

Previously, she rose from program officer to director of Surdna Foundation’s Sustainable Environments Program, then as vice president of programs and strategic initiatives.

Ms. Alpert began her career in philanthropy at the Ford Foundation, where she implemented a cross‐portfolio initiative to address inequality in housing, employment and environmental opportunities in Camden, New Jersey. She also reshaped Ford’s environmental justice portfolio to focus on next generation leadership from communities of color and the intersection of health and the environment.