Faiza Bukhari (She/Her)
Faiza Bukhari leads the Racial Justice and Arts Build Resilient Communities program areas at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund where she supports efforts to uplift artists, arts organizations, and BIPOC changemakers through trust-based practices, developing new initiatives, and elevating work that uses the arts and culture as powerful tools to address injustice in all its forms. Faiza is passionate about spiritually inspired transformative change in non-profit organizations and across communities. Before joining the Fund, Faiza served as the Director of Admissions for Saybrook University where she worked to redesign enrollment priorities and developed a new model for student achievement and success. She also ran the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, while she was a student there earning degrees in Comparative Literature and Cinema & Cultural Studies.
Faiza is a lifelong arts enthusiast and visual artist who has exhibited her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She transitioned to work in philanthropy when she felt a strong calling to work in social justice with a special interest in grassroots initiatives, and uplifting work where personal and organizational values intersect. Faiza imagines that if she were a superhero her superpower would be that no one in the world would go hungry.