Laila Al-Soulaiman - Advancement Project - Advancement Project

Laila Al-Soulaiman

Development Manager of Donor Relations

Laila Al-Soulaiman joined Advancement Project National Office in 2020 as the Development Manager of Donor Relations. With experience in individual giving and multi-channel fundraising campaigns, Laila works to build a strong and broad base of our supporters.

Previously, Laila worked within Muslim and immigrant community organizations in development and project roles. Most recently, she led annual giving at Muslim Advocates by combining faith and advocacy appeals to combat anti-Muslim bigotry. Laila also held positions at the American University in Cairo, the Change Agency in Pittsburgh, and the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

A native Pittsburgher by way of the Middle East, Laila began using storytelling and public art at an early age to engage her local community in the ongoing conflict in Syria. Her experience as a youth activist shaped her commitment to racial justice and continues to drive her to use philanthropy to fuel change.

Laila graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in political science and concentrations in Arabic and public service.