Cynthia D. Shapira

President at The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

Cynthia D. Shapira

Cynthia D. Shapira

President at The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

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Career Highlights

National Council of Jewish Women, Inc.
Chatham University - Pennsylvania Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy
The David S. and Karen A. Shapira Foundation

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2513

Number of Boards

17

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Executive Chairman at Giant Eagle, Inc.

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Vice Chairman at United Israel Appeal, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Pittsburgh Trust for Cultural Resources

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Co-Founder at Philanthropic Capital Advisors LLC

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Attorney at Manning & Associates PLLC

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Former President at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Inc.

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Treasurer & Director at The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc.

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General Counsel at Highmark Health

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Chairman at Capital Investors Advisory Corporation

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Director, Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis University

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Executive Chairman at Giant Eagle, Inc.

Giant Eagle, Inc. operates retail grocery stores. It offers food, health, beauty, wellness, pharmacy and gift products. The firm also sells various products such as breads, alcohols and dairies, frozen food, flowers and contact lenses, as well as offers banking and dry cleaning services. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Education
MA in Public Administration

The Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School closes gender gaps in economic opportunity, political participation, health and education by creating knowledge, training leaders and informing public policy and organizational practices. Our research provides evidence-based insights on the role of gender in shaping economic, political and social opportunities available to individuals. We identify successful interventions and measure their impact on women, men, and society, then share recommendations on what policies, organizational practices and leadership techniques help close involuntary gaps.

BA in Political Science, summa cum laude

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Career History
Executive Director, Pittsburgh Section
Prior

National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. engages in promoting social justice for women, children, and families. It involves in combatting sex trafficking and promoting equal pay for women, voting rights, advocating for a fair and independent judiciary, immigrant rights and protecting reproductive health, and rights and justice. The company was founded by Hannah G. Solomon in 1893 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Member, International Board of Governors
Current

The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 550 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of Hillels on campuses and communities around the world. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel’s vision is of a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students of all backgrounds, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel teaches students relationship-building skills in a Jewish context and sets the framework for delivering the Jewish future. Our experience over the past 90 years has resulted in a personal, professional and global impact on the future of Jewish peoplehood. Hillel professionals on campus encourage students to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

NURTURING PEOPLE, CONNECTING COMMUNITY EACH DAY THROUGH EVERY AGE INSPIRED BY JEWISH VALUES.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 +
2019

The Vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is to have a thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish Community. In order to accomplish this we raise and allocate funds and build community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

$200K +
2018

The Vision of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is to have a thriving, vibrant, and engaged Jewish Community. In order to accomplish this we raise and allocate funds and build community locally, in Israel, and around the world.

$100K +
2017

The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 550 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of Hillels on campuses and communities around the world. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel’s vision is of a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students of all backgrounds, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel teaches students relationship-building skills in a Jewish context and sets the framework for delivering the Jewish future. Our experience over the past 90 years has resulted in a personal, professional and global impact on the future of Jewish peoplehood. Hillel professionals on campus encourage students to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results

Political Donations
$2,500
2012

Senator from Pennsylvania

$40K
2012

Former President of United States

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