Nageeb Sumar

Nageeb Sumar

Vice President, Philanthropic Strategies, Fidelity Charitable

Nageeb Sumar is an expert on philanthropy and global development diplomacy, with over 15 years of experience partnering with organizations and philanthropists to create global change. He joined Fidelity Charitable in September 2018 as Vice President of Philanthropic Strategies, partnering with the nation’s most generous donors in their efforts to catalyze social change.

Previously, Nageeb worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s D.C. office, where he engaged governments, foundations and philanthropists to improve the overall effectiveness of the charitable sector. From 2009 – 2015, Nageeb spearheaded strategic partnerships with various governments that provide international aid. He acted as the Gates Foundation’s lead representative in Canada and Australia across all global issue areas, oversaw its partnership with Japan and Korea, and strengthened its partnership with the US government around polio eradication and childhood vaccines. Nageeb began his career at Oxfam America, where he helped develop and train community savings groups. Through his international engagements, he has work experience in 17 countries and foundation grantmaking experience in 9 countries.

At Fidelity, Nageeb oversees a team of philanthropic strategists, who guide families through their philanthropic journeys, consult on grant recommendations, and help connect donors with similar charitable goals.

Timing is Everything: Giving with Urgency Versus Patience

Marquette Ballroom V

An ongoing tension in philanthropy exists in balancing responsibilities to address the needs of the present with obligations to the future. When should funders give with urgency and accelerate their giving for impact? Conversely, what considerations should funders make for long-term intergenerational philanthropy? This interactive session will explore these questions from the perspective of a president of a perpetual family foundation, a key leader at a sunsetting foundation, and a strategic advisor to high net worth donors.

Breakout session