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Olga Alexeeva

Director, CAF Russia

Biography

Update: We are sad to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Olga Alexeeva. More details including details of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Fund can be found here: http://philanthropynews.alliancemagazine.org/olga-alexeeva/

Olga Alexeeva is Head of Business Development of CAF Global Trustees, a new service of Charities Aid Foundation which focuses on the development of private and family giving around the world.  In this capacity Olga is responsible for promoting private and family foundations and CAF services to wealthy individuals around the world.  Prior to moving to London in 2005, Olga worked for 12 years in CAF Russia and for 7 of those was Director of CAF Russia.  CAF Russia has been operational since 1993 and played a key role in the development of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in Russia. Under Olga’s leadership CAF Russia grew to become one of the largest grant-making foundations in Russia with over 90% of grant-making funds coming from Russian donors. Olga has written 3 books for and about non-profit organizations and civil society in Russia (“Who helps children” 1994, “Charities in Russian regions” 1995, “Third Sector or Charity for Beginners” 1997), and is a co-author of “Working with the non-profit sector in Russia” (1999) and an author of over 300 articles and research publications about civil society development and philanthropy.