Rana Zincir Celal


Rana Zincir Celal is Vice President for Programs at the Chrest Foundation, a US foundation with grantmaking programs in Turkey and Cyprus. Prior to that she was working as a consultant in Istanbul on a number of projects including a research effort on philanthropy with the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey and a cultural policy initiative with Anadolu Kultur and the European Cultural Foundation. She was the initiator of Leaps of Faith, an international contemporary arts exhibition which took place on both sides of Nicosia and the Buffer Zone. Prior to her work in Istanbul, she was based in the Economic Development Unit of the Ford Foundation in New York. She is a member of the Greek Turkish Forum and a board member of the Domini Foundation, which is a donor advised fund operated in partnership with the UN Foundation. Her educational background is in political and economic development from Columbia University and the London School of Economics.



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