Samara manages the major donor program, ensuring consistent financial support for grantmaking and encouraging individual donor involvement and partnership in Ploughshares Fund's efforts. She is inspired by Ploughshares' supporters’ passion and concern, and seeing the collective impact their contributions can have on international peace and security policy. Prior to joining Ploughshares in 2006, Samara worked for the Parks Conservancy and Friends of the Earth developing unique donor events. Samara holds a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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