Cresset has named Sanford “Sandy” Cardin as Senior Consultant of Philanthropy and Impact. Cardin, who is an expert in philanthropy with nearly three decades of experience as a foundation leader and attorney, is working with Cresset to further elevate the firm’s commitment to philanthropy. The goal is to amplify the impact that Cresset, its clients and its employees are making with the communities and causes they care about.

Specifically, Cardin will work with Cresset to address the following:

  1. Provide Cresset’s clients with expert advice on establishing personal philanthropic strategies and building out the vehicles and infrastructure to help bring that strategic work to life.
  2. Further define Cresset’s corporate social responsibility strategy to help ensure the greatest possible impact is achieved.
  3. Develop a strategy and infrastructure to support the philanthropic activities and interests of Cresset’s employees.

“Cresset, its clients, and employees have such enormous potential to make a positive impact in the world, and I am honored to help turn their philanthropic goals into reality,” Cardin said. “Cresset is already making an impact for the social good, and I’m excited for the opportunity to build upon that foundation.”

In addition to his work with Cresset, Cardin is CEO of Our Common Destiny, which is a global initiative that works to link Jewish communities around the world to a shared set of ethics and values across religious and cultural identities.  Cardin was most recently President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, where he served for 25 years. He remains a senior advisor with the Foundation.

A resident of Queenstown, Maryland, Cardin graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and was elected to the Order of the Coif upon earning his JD degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Maryland, Washington D.C., and before the Supreme Court of the United States. Cardin and his wife, Melody Ann McCoy, have four children.

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