For the past four years, Sheng has served as Executive Director of the Black United Fund of Oregon, a nonprofit that assists in the social and economic development of Oregon’s underserved communities through education and grassroots grantmaking. During her tenure, she strengthened the organization and its programs, growing the resource base through successful events, workplace giving campaigns, and relationships with local and regional funders.
Sheng has a long-standing commitment to community development and inclusion. Her career has included directing a national youth digital literacy program with One Economy Corporation; supporting Oregon’s nonprofit sector as a project manager with Meyer Memorial Trust; directing fund and business development for Pathfinders of Oregon to help former inmates successfully re-enter society; and working on service projects around the globe – from Kenya to Oaxaca.
After earning a B.S. degree in Social and Behavioral Science from Linfield College, Sheng received a Master’s of Public Administration with a concentration in Global Leadership and Management, and an Advanced Master’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management, from Portland State University. She also received a Leadership Coaching Strategies Certificate from Harvard University.
Sheng is a founding board member of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and served on the Board of Directors of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Participating in the ALF Fellows Program is Sheng’s most recent civic involvement experience (Class 34).