Maria Chertok is the Director of CAF Russia. She has been involved in a number of exciting innovations in the Russian philanthropic sector, including the development of community foundations model, corporate giving, and private foundations. The Russian Reporter magazine has named Maria as one of the 10 most influential philanthropy professionals in Russia.
She is a former board member of WINGS, which is the World Initiatives for Grantmaker Support. More recently, she serves on the advisory board of community foundations partnership, a member of the editorial board of the Alliance magazine and is co-organizer of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. Maria has also authored a number of articles and research studies on various aspects of philanthropy and civil society development in Russia and globally.