Toni Verstandig

Board Member

Toni Verstandig is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Verstandig Family Foundation and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State. A philanthropist and foreign policy expert with extensive government expertise on Middle East issues.   She has focused on ways to broaden the aperture for enhanced Arab-Israel normalization and find pathways to a sustainable two-state framework.

She is actively engaged in the Washington community where she serves on the National Democratic Institute Board, University of Denver’s Korbel Graduate School for International Affairs, The National Cryptologic Foundation, and the Middle East Institute.  She is also a Member of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s International Advisory Board and Mount Vernon’s Washington Cabinet.

She is a graduate of Boston University and received an Honorary Doctorate from Seton Hill University.  She is a recipient of the One to World Fulbright Award.

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