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Welcoming Our New Communications Director

Maliha Sadiq Brings Strategic Comms and Storytelling Experience to the Fund

Sadiq will design and implement communication strategies that strengthen the impacts of the organizations the Fund supports, and the communities it serves.

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The Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund recently announced it has hired Maliha Sadiq as its new director of communications. In this position, Sadiq will lead strategic communications and storytelling efforts aimed at advancing equity and justice across the Fund’s program priorities.

Sadiq joins the Haas, Jr. Fund after working as manager of marketing and communications with ClimateWorks Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to amplify the power of philanthropy to help end the climate crisis. Previously, she worked in senior communications positions with the Supportive Housing Network of New York and the Mikva Challenge, a Chicago-based youth civic engagement nonprofit organization. She has designed and implemented communications campaigns across social media, earned media, and owned channels to generate momentum and perspective on different issues. Sadiq has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

“Throughout her career, Maliha has shown an obvious skill for making real and personal those issues that can seem out of sight and out of mind for too many people, and motivating people to act for the collective good,” said Haas, Jr. Fund President and CEO Cathy Cha. “We are looking forward to working with her to bring added attention and more support to the urgent issues we are working on with our partners every day.”

“I am delighted to join the Haas, Jr. Fund, which has a long history of investing in communities and people to advance equality and justice. I look forward to working with the leadership team and community partners to shape new narratives and lift up stories of impact.” said Sadiq.