Josh Donner is a seasoned non-profit and philanthropy professional. As Executive Director of The Shapira Foundation, he works closely with the Foundation Chair and President to develop and advance philanthropic investments that leverage their extended philanthropic and civic interests and entrepreneurial approach to achieving impact. In addition to overseeing a multi-million dollar grantmaking portfolio, Josh has been integral in the conception, launch, and scaling of a number of Foundation-led initiatives, including Hillel International’s Comprehensive Excellence program, The Springboard Fellowship, and Onward Israel. Josh is directly involved in Foundation anti-hate work, including working with the Collaboratory Against Hate: Research and Action Center and Eradicate Hate Summit, and staffed 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.
Josh holds Master’s Degrees in Public Policy from Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and Jewish Professional Studies from The Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, and a bachelor’s degree in Social and Decision Sciences from the Dietrich School at Carnegie Mellon University.
The Eradicate Hate Global Summit brings together scholars, practitioners, civil society organizations, and policymakers from around the world to share best practices and lessons learned, based on data and empirical evidence, in countering hate-fueled extremism and violent narratives. No other summit, conference, or workshop brings together such an extraordinary group of world-class talent focused on dealing with the issue of hate-fueled violent extremism.