Director of Development & Stewardship, The Ulman Cancer Fund
Shara Boonshaft is the Director of Development & Stewardship for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF), a nonprofit whose mission is to change lives by creating a community of support for young adults (15 to 39), and their loved ones, as they fight cancer and embrace survivorship (www.ulmancancerfund.org
). In that role, she serves as the chief fundraising officer for the organization and has responsibility for major gifts, sustaining gift programs, grant writing, strategic partnerships, and donor relations, among others. Prior to joining UCF, Shara practiced law for 10 years in Washington, D.C., most recently at Covington & Burling LLP where she represented corporate policyholders against insurance companies and maintained an active pro bono practice. After graduating from University of Maryland, College Park summa cum laude with a degree in Women’s Studies in 1998, she attended University of Maryland School of Law and graduated Order of the Coif in 2002. She remains active with the law school and currently serves on its Alumni Board.