• About

    In 2009, Zaytuna College was founded in Berkeley, California, with a mission that called for grounding students in the Islamic scholarly tradition as well as in the cultural currents and critical ideas shaping modern society.

  • Academics

    As a Muslim liberal arts college in the West, Zaytuna offers a curriculum that provides its students with a foundation in the intellectual heritage of two major world civilizations: the Islamic and the Western.

  • Admissions & Aid

    Our mission is to educate students to become morally, intellectually, and spiritually accomplished individuals ready to contribute to our contemporary world in ways that are proportionate to their gifts and to the needs of human society.

  • Campus Life

    Zaytuna’s campus is on Holy Hill and students enter the College as part of a cohort, a community of learners that travel together through the curriculum.

Necva Solak

Regional Director of Development – Northeast

Necva Solak

"God Most High assures us that, “those who spend their wealth in charity day and night, secretly and openly—their reward is with their Lord, and there will be no fear for them, nor will they grieve” (Qur'an, 2:274).

What greater pledge can we receive than gaining Allah’s pleasure and knowing we will collect infinitely from His reserves in this world and the next?”

Necva steers the College’s fundraising efforts in the Northeast. With twenty years of experience across multiple fields, including law, government, philanthropy, and institutional development, she is poised to connect Zaytuna’s goals with strategic partners and loyal supporters to bring longevity to the College’s vision.

Necva is passionate about awakening people’s hearts to serve God and igniting their minds with awareness of Muslims’ unique role, historically and today, as the torchbearers of knowledge. She is committed to strengthening and expanding the College’s programs and its impact on American society through garnering gifts, inaugurating scholarships, and supporting capital and public projects to further Zaytuna’s mission.

Necva welcomes any and all inquiries about how to support Zaytuna or obtain more information about the College in general.

English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, & Spanish
Phone: (510) 697-8404
Email: nsolak@zaytuna.edu