Julie Sandorf, co-founder and director of Nextbook, has been named the new president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
In leaving Nextbook, a Jewish cultural organization that runs an online magazine, publishes the Jewish Encounters series with Schocken Books, and holds nationwide book events, Sandorf will be moving from producing culture to funding it.
Sandorf has a long history working in the non-profit world. From 1991-1999 she was president of the Corporation for Supportive Housing, an umbrella organization she founded to tackle chronic homelessness in America. She has also served as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Oak Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The Revson Foundation makes grants in the fields of urban affairs, education, biomedical research and Jewish philanthropy and education.
As part of its commitment to Jewish studies and Israel, the foundation supports the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, the Jewish Funders Network, the Yale Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, and the Jewish Women’s Archive, among other institutions, and helped to establish the Israel National Science Foundation.
Sandorf assumes her new position in January 2008, succeeding the late Lisa E. Goldberg.