A financial executive by profession, Nadia Cavner has earned widespread recognition for her contributions to human welfare worldwide. As a board member of the American Bible Society, she played a key role in the reprinting of more than 10,000 Bibles in the modern Assyrian language. Through the efforts of Nadia Cavner and others, these Bibles can now be distributed to congregants of the Assyrian Church of the East living in places as North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
In addition to her work with the American Bible Society, Nadia Cavner has forged a strong connection with the Dalai Lama of Tibet and, in turn, the Tibetan people. In 2011, she joined key members of the International Campaign for Tibet in a trip to India where his Holiness resides. On their way to visit the Dalai Lama at his home, Ms. Cavner distributed financial assistance to a number of Tibetan refugee camps. She cites the generosity and peace of the Dalai Lama as an inspiration for this endeavor, as well as for many of her other philanthropic projects.
Nadia Cavner also provides significant financial support for charitable projects in Missouri and, in 2005, received media attention for her $50,000 community fund raising challenge. Ms. Cavner also supports the United Way of the Ozarks, Missouri State University, and many other local and national charities.