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Sherrie Streit Ager

Director of Development and External Relations, Independent Diplomat


Sherrie is ID’s Director of Development and External Relations, managing fundraising, donor relations and external relations for the organization.

Sherrie has broad experience in the fields of media, strategic fundraising and non-profit management. Prior to joining ID, Sherrie was Associate Director of Development at the Stephen Gaynor School, a private, non-profit, independent school in Manhattan.

Sherrie brings more than eight years of fundraising experience working with non-profit institutions in the field of education, health and social advocacy. Prior to working in the field of education, Sherrie served as a consultant with CCS, a fundraising consulting firm that manages fundraising campaigns for non-profits. During her time at CCS, Sherrie managed several capital campaigns, including playing an integral role in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s $200 million dollar capital campaign.

Before embarking on a career in fundraising, Sherrie worked in the media sector as a reporter and producer, covering international business, economics and law. Sherrie worked for print, digital and television news outlets as a reporter and producer covering notable events such as the Mexican Presidential elections in 2000 and the trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006. Prior to working in the media, Sherrie worked for a non-governmental organization that managed election monitoring initiatives in Africa and Eastern Europe, particularly in post-conflict situations.

Sherrie earned her Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Political Affairs and Bachelor’s Degree from George Washington University. She also serves on the US Board of Peace Direct, an international non-profit dedicated to local peace-building initiatives.

Regional Focus

Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia