Originally broadcast at 2:00 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Diana Aviv is CEO of the Partnership for American Democracy. She previously served as CEO of Feeding America, the largest anti-hunger organization in the United States, from 2015-2018. For twelve years, Diana was President & CEO of Independent Sector, the leadership forum for foundations, nonprofits, and corporate giving programs. In 2010, President Obama appointed her to the White House Council for Community Solutions, which mobilizes citizens, nonprofits, businesses, and government to solve community needs. Previously, Diana served as vice president for public policy and director of the Washington Action Office for the Jewish Federations of North America. She was formerly associate executive vice chair at the Jewish Council of Public Affairs, director of programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and director of a comprehensive program to serve battered women and their families. Diana serves on several nonprofit boards and was consecutively named as one of the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 for over a decade. A native of South Africa, Diana graduated with a B.S.W. from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and received a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University. She formed her early passion for democracy and justice as an activist in the Anti-Apartheid movement. Diana now lives in Washington, DC with her husband Sterling.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.