Julie Sandorf has served as president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation since January 2008. Before joining Revson, she was a 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 to deliver permanent solutions to chronic homelessness in partnership with philanthropic foundations, nonprofit organizations, and government at the local, state, and national levels.
Previously, she 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 served as a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, directing the Foundation’s After School Project, and has been a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation, the Oak Foundation, and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
She currently serves as an adviser to the Oak Foundation, is Vice-Chair of the board of directors of the Center for Urban Community Services, is a member of the INN Communications Strategy Advisory Board, and is a member of the board of directors of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, the A.M. and Ruth Z. Fleishman Foundation, and the Carolina Beacon. She had previously served on the Board of Leading Edge: Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership, the advisory board of the Brookings Institution Center for Urban and Metropolitan Policy, and on the boards of the National Mental Health Association, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and the Project for Psychiatric Outreach for the Homeless.
Rebecca Furth joined the Revson Foundation in September 2018 as the office and program assistant. Currently, she is the grants manager and program associate. She manages the Charles H. Revson Senior Fellowship in Biomedical Science and is responsible for tracking all grants through the Foundation’s online grant management system, Foundant. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in Spring 2018 with a degree in psychology. In college, Rebecca interned at various nonprofits, including Dance/NYC and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Martha W. King joined the Charles H. Revson Foundation in July 2020. She was formerly the executive director of the New York City Board of Correction, the City’s jail watchdog and independent oversight agency. Prior to that, Martha was a policy advisor to the first deputy mayor of New York City where she advised on priorities and policies related to criminal justice and education, managed the Mayor’s Task Force on Behavioral Health and the Criminal Justice System, and co-chaired the Public Safety Committee of OneNYC. She has also consulted with more than a dozen New York City based, mission driven organizations to plan and fund new initiatives and build capacity through strategic planning and partnerships with government. Martha began her career planning and evaluating initiatives at CASES, the largest alternative to incarceration program in New York City and was an Oscar S. Straus II fellow in Criminal Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice.
Martha is a fellow in the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation Network and serves on the Board of Directors of the Correctional Association of New York. She has dual master’s degrees in public affairs and urban planning from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs at and a B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University.
Meredith Korn joined the staff of the Charles H. Revson Foundation in July 2020 as the chief financial and administrative officer. She is responsible for all operations of the Foundation, including finance and accounting, human resources, information technology, contracts and administrative services.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Meredith was a Partner at Owen J. Flanagan & Company, CPAs. She began her career with the firm upon graduating with a BA in accounting from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant. In 2009, Meredith was made a partner of Owen J. Flanagan & Company. She spent 18 years with the firm specializing in audit, accounting and tax preparation in the not-for-profit sector and has vast experience working with various non-profits in the New York area. She is also a member of the New York State Society of CPAs, not-for-profit committee and it is Treasurer of her daughter’s girl scout troop.
Elizabeth Leiman Kraiem oversees the North America grants in the foundation’s Jewish Life Program. Her professional background is in philanthropy, law, and Jewish education. In philanthropy, she worked at the Jewish Foundation for Education of Women as executive director, and began her work in philanthropy at the Nathan Cummings Foundation. A founder of the Jewish Ethical Wills Project, she also sits on the board of the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation, and is a student of Jewish music and liturgy.
Karen Yu joined Revson as an accountant in 2005 and became controller in 2010. Her responsibilities include accounting operations, financial reporting, and human-resources administration. Karen is a certified public accountant with experience in audit, nonprofit, and SEC accounting. She holds a BS in accounting and international business from NYU’s Stern School of Business.