Alexandrina Dimitrova

Executive Director of The Cedar Foundation

Alexandrina Dimitrova is Executive Director of The Cedar Foundation – a Bulgarian NGO with 15 years of experience in deinstitutionalization and provision of quality social services to disadvantaged groups. Alexandrina leads a team of 100 employees and is responsible for the sustainable development of the organization, its advocacy activities, and diversified fundraising from corporate and individual donors. Under her lead, the foundation has expanded its activities by doubling the number of social services it manages, and currently provides 8 small group homes for children and young people, primarily with disabilities, and one social rehabilitation and integration center. For 5 years now, Alexandrina has been a co-chair of Bulgaria’s Expert Working Group on Deinstitutionalization together with the State Agency of Child Protection. She is also a presenter at forums dedicated to the deinstitutionalization reform in Bulgaria, and quality provision of social services.

Alexandrina has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Sofia University and has completed a course in Political Science at the University of Missouri, USA with a scholarship from the Young Leaders of Bulgaria program. In 2015 she was chosen as one of the "40 under 40" leaders in Darik Radio project, and in 2018 was featured in Forbes Bulgaria "30 under 30" selection.

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