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Beeta Jahedi

Executive Director and President The Tow Foundation

Beeta Jahedi is the director of strategy and communications of The Tow Foundation. She joined the Foundation in March 2017. Prior to joining the Foundation she was the senior director of learning and programs at San Diego Grantmakers.

Beeta is responsible for amplifying the visibility of the Foundation’s work to address critical social issues in the areas of justice reform, medical innovation, higher education, and cultural institutions as well as actively engaging external audiences on solutions.  She is also responsible for researching and implementing strategies to accelerate the Foundation’s impact through collaboration, targeted communication, strategic planning, and engagement with external partners in key communities and with the public at large.

Beeta has served as a screening committee member for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival since 2011. She was previously chair of the Junior Board for Girls Inc. of New York City and a co-leader of the NYU Wagner Alumni in Philanthropygroup.

Beeta earned her M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University and her B.A. in Gender Studies from Bard College at Simons Rock, an early college.