Special Advisor to the Executive Director
As Special Advisor to the Executive Director, Shari will bring donor engagement and nonprofit know-how to FSWW. She has spent the bulk of her career raising money and producing events and unique experiences for donors and public audiences at National Public Radio (NPR). As Executive Director of Donor Experience, she brought conversations and musical performances to the stage to inspire individual and foundation funding from across the country. Shari’s currently working with The Billie Holiday Theatre, managing The Black Seed fund, a national initiative for the support of small and mid-sized theater institutions and programs. A theater kid in her youth, the native Washingtonian prioritized acting, singing and creative writing through her undergraduate years. She currently sits on the board of Latin American Youth Center in DC, which empowers black and brown youth from low-income communities to achieve a successful transition into adulthood.