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Sanford R. Cardin—President

As President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network (SPN), Sanford R. (“Sandy”) Cardin is a member of a team of professionals who share responsibility for planning and implementing the full range of activities to advance the philanthropic mission and vision of the Schusterman family. SPN includes the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family FoundationSchusterman Foundation-IsraelROI Community and REALITY.

Drawing upon more than 20 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector, Sandy is a frequent presenter and panelist in global forums on topics related to catalytic grantmaking, innovative program-building, Jewish identity, young adult engagement, Israel and more.

He also contributes articles, opinion pieces and blogs to various publications, including the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Jerusalem Post and JTA, and has written for several edited collections. His published works include chapters in Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future, What We Now Know About Jewish Education and a reflective essay on trends in contemporary American Judaism in Synagogues in a Time of Change.

Sandy currently serves as a director of several organizations, including Hillel RussiaHillel CASE and Machon Haruv. In the past, he has served on the boards of such diverse groups as the Oklahoma Center for NonprofitsCouncil on Foundations, Jewish Funders NetworkMilton AcademyOklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Chai: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc. In 2011, he was named the Milender Fellow for the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, and he delivered the 7th Annual Gus & Libby Solomon Lecture in Portland, OR, in 2012.

A native of Baltimore, MD, Sandy is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Maryland School of Law. He is the proud son of Shoshana Shoubin Cardin, a lover of jazz music, a collector of Inuit sculpture and a very frequent flier.

 

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