Cynda Collins Arsenault

Cynda Collins Arsenault, Co-founder, Board Chair and President of Secure World Foundation, an operating foundation working for the secure and sustainable use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.  She also co-founded and serves on the Boards of the Arsenault Family Foundation and One Earth Future, an operating foundation working to catalyze systems that eliminate the root causes of war. She has 45+ years of experience in non-profit work including peace and justice, criminal justice, mental health, disability rights and environmental issues.

In her personal philanthropy, she focuses on bringing women’s critical skills to the table for solving the difficult problems we face, with a focus on women, peace, and security. She helped establish and works with One Earth Future’s initiative Our Secure Future – Women Make the Difference. She is a member of the Women’s Donor Network, Women Moving Millions, and The International Women’s Forum.  She is the founder of Women Powering Change, an annual gathering of women working to create a better world.

She is chair and committee member of the Women’s and Peace Humanitarian Fund #1000WomenLeaders Campaign since 2020.

Collins Arsenault received her BA in Sociology and Psychology at University of California Berkeley and her MA in Education from Colorado State University.

“The world can’t sustain our continued war-fighting mentality.  It’s time to find a pathway to peace.  Women peacebuilders are leading the way.  Let’s support them.”