People and Institutions
Dr. Ruth Shapiro
Co-founder and Chief Executive, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS)
Dr. Ruth Shapiro is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive of the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, an independent research and advisory organization committed to maximizing private resources for doing good in Asia.
Dr. Shapiro is the primary author of Pragmatic Philanthropy: Asian Charity Explained. She is the editor of The Real Problem Solvers, a book about social entrepreneurship in America. She has published articles in Nikkei Asia, the South China Morning Post, Alliance and Philanthropy Impact and is a regular speaker on issues related to private social investment in Asia.
She holds a doctorate from Stanford University and Master’s Degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan.