Nancy Shihadeh

Development Assistant

(848) 932-8366

B.A. in political science and middle east studies Rutgers-New Brunswick, M.A. in international relations and diplomacy, Seton Hall University

As the Development Assistant, Nancy is responsible for assisting the Director of Development in raising funds and awareness for the Eagleton Institute of Politics. Her responsibilities include processing donor contributions, assisting with donor prospect research and producing fundraising materials. Prior to securing this position, Nancy has garnered and implemented her skillsets in planning numerous successful fundraising events.

As one of the spokespersons for ASMA (American Society for Muslim Advancement) Nancy was essential in building and securing long-term relationships with the interfaith community, local media outlets and potential donors. In addition, during a high-stress news blitz, Nancy acted as the media liaison and conducted radio and phone interviews.

While campaigning for state and local elections, Nancy managed and supervised teams for “Get out the Vote” (GOTV) weekends. She arranged phone banking events to identify and secure potential supporters and donors. Additionally, Nancy organized local events to raise congressional and political awareness.

Nancy has a rich background in social and women’s advocacy. At Wafa House, a not for profit human services agency specializing in domestic violence prevention, Nancy started out as a volunteer and subsequently was hired for the position of Program Coordinator.

During her time at the United Nations, Nancy assisted in planning and implementing high-profile events and interviews with diplomats, such as former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice.

Nancy is an accomplished events planner, experienced in spearheading and successfully executing, annual fundraising galas, phone banking events, GOTV weekends and UN Security Council meetings.


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