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, a national 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 philanthropic foundations, over 200 nonprofit organizations, and government at the local, state, and national levels to deliver permanent solutions to chronic homelessness. Prior to founding CSH, Ms. Sandorf was a program director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where she forged a groundbreaking public-private partnership to revitalize distressed neighborhoods throughout New York City. She has also served as senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, directing the Foundation’s After School Project, and has worked as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Ms. Sandorf currently serves on the advisory board of the Oak Foundation, is chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Center for Urban Community Services, and a member of the board of directors of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing. She also sits on the advisory council for 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.
Ms. Sandorf has a B.A. in geography from Clark University and studied for a Ph.D. in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania.
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