Former Louisville Metro Government and UPS leader tapped to lead organization’s fundraising and donor relations


Louisville, Ky. (September 1, 2022) – Metro United Way (MUW) is pleased to announce that Sabeen Nasim will be the organization’s new Chief Development Officer effective September 6.

Nasim has been with Metro United Way for just nine months as Director of Major and Legacy Gifts and previously served as the Director for Louisville Metro’s Office for Globalization. She’s an experienced leader and public servant with more than 15 years working in various roles related to community development including UPS Air Region Public Affairs and Community Relations as liaison for the UPS Foundation, and Chief Academic Officer for Partners for Education at Berea College. She began her career in public education teaching middle school math and science and also served as assistant principal.

“I’m humbled to be part of an organization that is so crucial to the success of our entire community,” said Nasim. “The needs of our neighbors extremely outweigh the resources available. Our role is to leverage those resources and help address persistent and systemic challenges to ensure sustainable results.”

Nasim’s strategic vision, relationship building, collaborative leadership, high-functioning partnerships and experience with a diverse portfolio of revenue made her a top candidate.

“In just a few months as part of our team, Sabeen’s leadership skills really did shine through,” said Adria Johnson, President and CEO of Metro United Way. “This was a thorough hiring process that attracted candidates from around the country and the unanimous choice from the hiring committee was Sabeen and I couldn’t be happier!”

As a Pakistani-born immigrant raised in Southern California, Sabeen overcame obstacles of integrating into a new country while balancing two different cultures at the same time – a recurring theme in her life. With life lessons as her foundation, she has pledged to pay it forward by encouraging all people to succeed. Among Nasim’s many accomplishments, she was recognized as Louisville’s Business First Top 20 People to Know in Education and the Workforce.

As Chief Development Officer, Nasim will provide strategic leadership at a pivotal time in MUW’s 105-year history. MUW has recently shifted from a “historical funding model” to one of transformational impact to accelerate needed change in the Greater Louisville region – moving from investing in nonprofits to investing in issues and solutions.


For more than 100 years, Metro United Way has united and empowered communities by investing in the full potential of individuals and families to ensure positive, sustainable change. We use data-driven insights to identify our community’s greatest needs and address systemic challenges with a focus on advancing equity and sharing opportunities for all. Together, we fight to improve the disparities that persist in early care and education, economic mobility, home ownership, racial equity, and public policy in Jefferson, Bullitt, Oldham and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana. We invite you to join us and be a part of transforming Greater Louisville. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.


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