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 Foundation, Schusterman Foundation-Israel, ROI 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 Russia, Hillel CASE and Machon Haruv. In the past, he has served on the boards of such diverse groups as the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Council on Foundations, Jewish Funders Network, Milton Academy, Oklahoma 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.
Post by this team member
- May 14th, 2013 - Reflections: 20 Years of Hillel in the FSU
- April 26th, 2013 - Book Excerpt: Jewish Family Foundations “Come Together, Right Now”
- March 19th, 2012 - The Best of Both Worlds: Back to the Future of Philanthropy
- January 21st, 2011 - Yom Haledech Sameach!
- January 11th, 2011 - Travels to China, Part Two: China Patterns
- January 11th, 2011 - A Brief History of Jewish Shanghai
- January 7th, 2011 - Travels to China, Part One: Back to the Future
- September 2nd, 2010 - Trends Versus Trendiness
- August 16th, 2010 - The Need for Followership Programs
- July 13th, 2010 - The Road Ahead of Us