The Leadership Conference, The Education Fund Welcome Ravi Shankar as Vice President of Finance

Uncategorized 05.8.19

Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398

WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, welcomed Ravi Shankar as vice president of finance.

“We are excited to have Ravi join our Finance team,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “Ravi’s years of experience and innovative thinking will only serve to strengthen our mission of protecting civil and human rights for all.”

Ravi Shankar most recently served as the director, financial operations and reporting at the Center for American Progress, spearheading the implementation of an integrated project management and financial system. From 2008 to 2016, he served as the chief financial officer/chief operating officer of NatureServe, a non-profit network dedicated to connecting science with conservation, where he focused on aligning strategy and operations with financial plans. Shankar is a Chartered Accountant from India who earned a bachelor’s degree in Science from University of Delhi and a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University, Vermont.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund’s campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States. It was founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. For more information on The Education Fund, visit