Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director
Sing for Hope
Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. Ms. Yunus has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, The Zouk Festival, and in recitals in Spain, Guatemala, and her native Bangladesh.
She has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award in the category of "Outstanding Humanitarian", as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1, and named one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations.
Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and raised in New Jersey, Ms. Yunus is the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.