Shira Ruderman is an Israeli philanthropist who serves as the Israel director of the Ruderman Family Foundation. She has extensive management experience including chairwoman of Kesher - the NGO for special families - and as board member of various international organizations including the Anti-Defamation League and the JDC. Shira initiates and leads innovative social and public projects to promote the full inclusion of people with disabilities into society. She is a member of the Israeli “Committed to Give” group, which encourages private philanthropy in Israel. Through her activism, she represents a new approach to Israeli philanthropy, which espouses strategic and involved giving and social entrepreneurship. Shira holds a BA in education and an MA in public policy from Hebrew University. During her military service, she commanded a course in the IDF’s intelligence unit. She gives expression to values that are at the heart of the Ruderman Family Foundation, including mobilizing voluntarism and leadership development.