Hedieh Fakhriyazdi

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi

Hedieh Fakhriyazdi is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Senior Manager in Global Diversity and Social Responsibility at the international law firm, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. In this capacity, she helps to oversee the recruitment, retention and advancement of the Firm’s diverse attorneys globally, in addition to overseeing the Firm’s social responsibility and pipeline initiatives.

Fakhriyazdi previously spent a number of years at Bloomberg LP in the Corporate Philanthropy, Employee Engagement & Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion functions. While at Bloomberg, she was responsible for deepening relationships with clients, nonprofit, and corporate leaders in developing opportunities for partnerships, and the branding and visibility of Bloomberg’s corporate social responsibility framework. Most notably, in partnership with Points of Light and the National Conference on Citizenship, Fakhriyazdi spearheaded Bloomberg’s involvement and co-development of The Civic 50, the first national survey measuring the most civic and community-minded S&P 500 companies.

Fakhriyazdi received her Bachelor of Urban and Environmental Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Virginia. She also earned her Masters of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from NYU Wagner. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Epic Theatre Ensemble and is an active volunteer with the Tahirih Justice Center. 

Corporate philanthropy and engagement is an evolving space which is critical to the existence and operation of nonprofit organizations. The role of the private sector in helping nonprofits achieve their mission, serve their clients and realize their expected goals and outcomes is unique and very different from the role that government funders and individual major donors play. This course will provide a survey of key topics, trends and best practices within the corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and grantmaking space, with a particular emphasis on public and private multinational organizations headquartered in the United States.  This course is ideal for those with limited-to-no exposure or prior engagement with corporate institutions as grantmakers and partners and/or for those who work closely with corporate giving offices and philanthropy departments.

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Corporate philanthropy and engagement is an evolving space which is critical to the existence and operation of nonprofit organizations. The role of the private sector in helping nonprofits achieve their mission, serve their clients and realize their expected goals and outcomes is unique and very different from the role that government funders and individual major donors play. This course will provide a survey of key topics, trends and best practices within the corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and grantmaking space, with a particular emphasis on public and private multinational organizations headquartered in the United States.  This course is ideal for those with limited-to-no exposure or prior engagement with corporate institutions as grantmakers and partners and/or for those who work closely with corporate giving offices and philanthropy departments.

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Corporate philanthropy and engagement is an evolving space which is critical to the existence and operation of nonprofit organizations. The role of the private sector in helping nonprofits achieve their mission, serve their clients and realize their expected goals and outcomes is unique and very different from the role that government funders and individual major donors play. This course will provide a survey of key topics, trends and best practices within the corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and grantmaking space, with a particular emphasis on public and private multinational organizations headquartered in the United States.  This course is ideal for those with limited-to-no exposure or prior engagement with corporate institutions as grantmakers and partners and/or for those who work closely with corporate giving offices and philanthropy departments.

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Corporate philanthropy and engagement is an evolving space which is critical to the existence and operation of nonprofit organizations. The role of the private sector in helping nonprofits achieve their mission, serve their clients and realize their expected goals and outcomes is unique and very different from the role that government funders and individual major donors play. This course will provide a survey of key topics, trends and best practices within the corporate philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and grantmaking space, with a particular emphasis on public and private multinational organizations headquartered in the United States.  This course is ideal for those with limited-to-no exposure or prior engagement with corporate institutions as grantmakers and partners and/or for those who work closely with corporate giving offices and philanthropy departments.

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