New York, US: The Sikh Coalition announced Satjeet Kaur as the organization’s new Executive Director. Satjeet Kaur will lead the day-to-day management of the Sikh Coalition’s staff and drive the strategic direction of the organization.
“This organization has been built through the outstanding work of so many people over the last 17 years,” said Kaur. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to use this momentum to further civil rights in this country and empower the Sikh community. This work is as important as ever, and I look forward to working together across our legal, advocacy, education and community development programs to push for critical change on behalf of our community.”
Since joining the Sikh Coalition staff in 2010, Satjeet Kaur has contributed to nearly every programmatic area of the organization’s work. In her early years with the organization, she managed operations, supported Sikh state standards and education projects, developed Sikh awareness resources and launched the Sikh Coalition’s social media platforms.
In recent years, as the Senior Director of Development and Finance, she refined organizational branding, incorporated game-changing technology, and installed new processes that resulted in the Sikh Coalition receiving recognition as one of the top nonprofits for transparency and governance. Additionally, her fundraising leadership has doubled the resources supporting the Sikh community.
“Satjeet Kaur is undoubtedly the right choice for this job. Her integrity, judgement and commitment to the community have inspired thousands. For nearly eight years, I have admired her endless contributions to our work and her leadership across the Sikh community and within our team,” said Co-Founder and Board Chairman Narinder Singh. “She has the full support of our board, the complete trust of our staff and the backing of the philanthropic institutions that help support our work.”
After serving as Interim Executive Director for the past five months, Narinder Singh will return to the board of directors as Executive Chairman. In this expanded capacity he will chair the board of the Sikh Coalition and provide support to Satjeet Kaur and the leadership of the organization. The organization is deeply grateful for his tremendous leadership and support through this transition.
Satjeet Kaur will remain based in the Sikh Coalition’s New York City headquarters, where she inherits a team of nearly 20 full-time staff, advisors and fellows working in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
“For 17 years, the community has depended on us to defend their rights and create lasting impact for generations,” said Satjeet.