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September 19 - 21, 2022 | Pittsburgh, PA

Eradicate Hate Global Summit 2022

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September 19 - 21, 2022
Pittsburgh, PA

Summit Leadership

David Shapira

David Shapira

Chairman, Beacon and Shapira Foundations

A Pittsburgh native with an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College and a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stanford University, Mr. Shapira joined Giant Eagle in 1970, a company founded by his grandfather with four others. Named president and CEO in 1980 and Chairman of the Giant Eagle Board of Directors in 1992, David led the company during its peak years of growth and transformation.

Since stepping away from day-to-day operations of Giant Eagle in 2013, David has applied the entrepreneurial approach developed at Giant Eagle to the world of philanthropy. Through the Foundation he leads with his wife Cindy and in partnership with the Beacon Foundation, David has led the development of a number of projects that demonstrate real and meaningful positive impact on civic challenges of our day. These entrepreneurial philanthropic ventures include Onward Israel, co-founded with Cindy and now a part of Birthright Israel, which transforms young adults through professional summer internships with Israeli businesses, and the Comprehensive Excellence Initiative and Springboard Fellowship at Hillel International.

David’s civic involvement reflects his and Giant Eagle’s commitment to advancing and investing in the many communities the company and Foundation serve. David is Past Chairman of Carnegie Mellon University’s Board of Trustees, Past Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Chaired the Independent Committee that recommended how to distribute the two primary philanthropic funds created after the October 27, 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.