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Merna Zaki Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving ADV | Fundraising Campaign

Degrees
Master of Arts in International Economics, 2019 - 2021
American University, School of International Service

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2012 - 2017
American University in Cairo

Bio
Experienced Associate Director of Development with a passion for supporting higher education institutions through strategic annual giving initiatives. With a degree in International Economics, I bring a strong foundation in economic principles and a deep understanding of global markets to my role. I excel in leveraging this expertise to drive donor engagement and design comprehensive fundraising campaigns that generate vital resources for academic programs, scholarships, and student support. By harnessing data analytics, I identify giving trends and personalize outreach to maximize philanthropic impact. Collaborating closely with stakeholders, alumni, and volunteers, I foster a culture of giving and ensure the advancement of educational institutions' missions. With a keen interest in economics, I continually explore opportunities to integrate economic principles into fundraising strategies. Let's connect and explore how we can create transformative change together.