Sasha Chanoff

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Sasha Chanoff is the founder and CEO of RefugePoint, a humanitarian organization that finds lasting solutions for at-risk refugees and supports the humanitarian community to do the same. He is the co-author of From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions, a leadership book about moral decision points that shape our lives. He is a White House Champion of Change, and a recipient of the Schwab Foundation / World Economic Forum Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Harvard Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman International Activist Award, the Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize, and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. He has received social entrepreneur fellowships from the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Ashoka, and Echoing Green. He is a board member of the Network of Engaged International Donors (NEID) Global, and was a founder and an advisor to The Good Lie Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Warner Bros. film The Good Lie about the resettlement of the South Sudanese Lost Boys and Girls. He has a MA in Humanitarian Assistance from the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Friedman School of Nutrition, Science and Policy, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

RefugePoint started because refugees in life-threatening situations were falling through the cracks of humanitarian aid. What motivates me daily is seeing the direct impact we have on individual lives and also working to influence humanitarian response to more effectively enable refugees to fund safety and solutions to their plight.