Naila Bolus

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Naila Bolus

"Executive Director of Ploughshares Fund since 1997, Naila Bolus is an authority on philanthropy and global issues, especially regarding nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, and international security. She leads all grantmaking, fundraising, public outreach and financial management of the Ploughshares Fund. Prior to joining Ploughshares in 1997, Naila was co-director of 20/20 Vision, a national grassroots organization dedicated to revitalizing democracy by encouraging its members to communicate with decisionmakers. She helped found and served as the political director for WiLL, the Women Legislators' Lobby, where she successfully recruited one third of all women state legislators to lobby for human services, environmental protection, and peace. She also served as the Legislative Director for Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and lobbied Congress on a range of security and women's issues. Naila Bolus graduated from Tufts University in 1987 with a degree in International Relations. She spent her junior year in Paris, France, where she earned a Certificate of Political Studies from the Institute d'Etudes Politiques." [1]

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  1. Naila Bolus, Ploughshares Fund, accessed August 24, 2009.
  2. Steering Committee, Peace and Security Funders Group, accessed August 24, 2009.