A public figure, an expert in the non-commercial sector, the President of Life Line Charity Foundation for salvation of severely ill children. Zakharova has been awarded an honorable distinction “For Benevolence”. The above mentioned state reward was presented to her by Mr. Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, in the Kremlin in 2013. Faina Yakovlevna is a member of the Public Council in RF Health Ministry. Zakharova has been a founder and an inspirational figure for establishing the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Russia). She has guided a number of special CAF Russia programmes. Besides, she was involved in arranging the first conference “Charity in Russia” (2005). In 2014 Faina Zakharova was one of the founders of the Association of Fundraisers. She also deserves credit for running “The Year of Charity in Russia” (2006). Apart from that, she has been the author of a number of successful as well as efficient charity events such as “A red nose – a kind heart!”, the first in Russia charity “Running Race 5275”, “Someone’s life – not a trifle!” and others. In 2017 Faina Zakharova was included in the top 75 list of the most respected people in the country possessing a high moral and professional authority according to The Russian Reporter Magazine. Faina Zakharova is keen on travelling and is interested in modern arts.