Alexandra Shabtai



Board of Trustees, Leadership


The Jewish Community Foundation has been instrumental in facilitating the living legacy of my grandparents. Not only have they aided us in our mission-driven work, they have been incredible partners to me, personally, as I have journeyed toward a deeper sense of my own philanthropic approach. I am honored and proud to serve such an outstanding organization.

Alexandra Shabtai is a native to Los Angeles¬†where she currently lives and works. She graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed a master’s degree at USC Marshall School of Business in Social Entrepreneurship. In 2014, she founded a passion project, SPArt, as a response to a need for funding for Social Practice Art in Los Angeles. At the same time, she became involved in her family’s foundation where she worked for ten years while also serving on the Advisory Board. She continues to be philanthropically engaged in the national Jewish nonprofit sector through many different touchpoints. Alexandra also holds a deep commitment to impact investing and is currently pursuing solutions oriented towards consumer sustainability and circular economy with a special interest in food systems and plastic waste reduction.

Expertise/Specialty Areas:

  • Strategy
  • Grants Management
  • Philanthropy

Community Leadership Summary:

  • Foundation trustee
  • Advisory Board member, Glazer Philanthropies
  • Board member, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
  • Board member, At the Well