Our Team

The Taft Foundation

Deena Schaffer, Program Officer,┬áhas dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector. Working for organizations located in Massachusetts, Colorado, and New York, Deena has focused on improving access to college and career opportunities as well as youth development. Deena has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising, project and event management, Board liaising, research, and database administration. Deena joined The Taft Foundation in 2017. She earned her MPA in Nonprofit Management and Finance from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, as well as her BA in Sociology and Spanish from Brandeis University.