Our advisory groups

Building bridges between Sanctuary’s work and New York’s many resources

CAREER ADVANCEMENT NETWORK

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The Career Advancement Network (CAN) connects working and retired professionals with Sanctuary’s innovative Economic Empowerment Program (EEP). CAN members support EEP’s career readiness training by providing resume support, mentorship, skills training, tutoring, and  career networking for participants and staff.

Stephanie Ferdman
Co-Chair

Lisa Wolman
Co-Chair

LEGAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

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The Legal Advisory Council (LAC) supports and promotes the work of Sanctuary’s Legal Center. Many, but not all, members are lawyers or legal administrators who participate in regular meetings, pro bono legal work, event planning, law firm relations and special projects.  The LAC also hosts Sanctuary’s annual Abely Awards.

Kathleen Kundar
Co-Chair

Ron Neumann 
Co-Chair

MOTHERS COUNCIL

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The Mothers Council (MoCo) provides mothers and children with opportunities to support Sanctuary’s work by volunteering together.  Members host an annual Thanksgiving celebration, create Mothers’ Day Care packages for clients living in shelter, organize clothing drives for infants and children, and plan other kid-friendly events.

Erica Desai 
Co-Chair

Lauren Kolker
Co-Chair

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL

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The President’s Council (PC) provides a leadership role for past members of Sanctuary’s Board who seek continued involvement in the organization, and other interested individuals. Members of the PC serve as “ambassadors” for Sanctuary and devote efforts to fundraising and advocacy on behalf of the organization.

Stephanie Ferdman 
Chair

President’s Council members are invited at the discretion of the Board.

PRO BONO COUNCIL

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The Pro Bono Council (PBC) engages young professionals in serving Sanctuary’s clients and ending gender violence. PBC members provide pro bono legal representation in connection with Sanctuary’s Legal Center, and plan children’s events, special service projects and in-kind drives.  The PBC also hosts Sanctuary’s annual Above & Beyond Benefit.

Ben Schatz 
Co-Chair

Mia White 
Co-Chair