Charles H. Revson Foundation
About the Speaker: Julie Sandorf has served as President of the Charles H. Revson Foundation since January 2008. Before joining the Foundation, Ms. Sandorf was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nextbook, an organization dedicated to the creation and promotion of Jewish literature, culture and the arts. From 1991 through 1999, she was President of the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), an organization she founded that worked in partnership with foundations, nonprofit organizations, and governments to deliver permanent solutions to chronic homelessness. Prior to CSH, Ms. Sandorf was a Program Director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, where she forged a public-private partnership to revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout NYC. She has served as a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, directing the Foundation's After School Project, and has been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
She currently serves as an adviser to the Oak Foundation, is chairperson of the board of directors of the Center for Urban Community Services, and is a member of the board of directors of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing. She also sits on the advisory council of the Program in Judaic Studies at Princeton University. She has previously served on the advisory board of the Brookings Institution Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy, the editorial board of Housing Policy Debate, and on the boards of the National Mental Health Association, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and the Project for Psychiatric Outreach for the Homeless.
About the Seminars: The Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations.