- Administrative Director of theAgape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change
- Formerly worked for Greenpeace International
Nina Dessart has been the Administrative Director of the Agape Foundation Fund for Nonviolent Social Change since January 2002. A member organization of the Peace and Security Funders Group, the Agape Foundation directs its philanthropy primarily toward grassroots organizations throughout the western United States. Its funding focuses on groups that promote leftwing visions of peacemaking, human rights, economic and social justice, and environmental activism. The foundation’s overall objectives are firmly rooted in socialist values – as evidenced by its declaration that: “We are committed to true human security through equitably redistributing resources.”
Dessart formerly worked for Greenpeace International, the San Francisco SPCA, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and the Rikers Island Correctional Facility, also in New York. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Columbia University, and a Master’s Degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She also attended Oberlin Conservatory and currently sings, tours, and records with the San Francisco Concert Chorale.