Zelda Mayer

Director of Development

Zelda Mayer serves as the Director of Development for IGC. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a specialization in urban development and social work from the University of Chicago. Zelda is also a RYT-500 yoga teacher with trainings in yoga therapy, Street Yoga, and Yoga for Recovery, as well as Reiki Level Two and New Paradigm MDT energy healing. Zelda got involved in IGC in June 2015 through her research on the use of yoga and mindfulness in disinvested communities. Combining her knowledge of mindfulness and trauma with her background in research and nonprofit management, Zelda works to foster community prosperity and organizational sustainability. She views fundraising and development as an opportunity for cultural activism and connecting communities.


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