Sandra O. Gold, EdD, is the Executive Vice President and co-founder of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dedicated to making the world a better place, her concern for the elderly and those with disabilities has resulted in the creation of many innovative programs to address the special needs of these populations. She is founding President of both the UJA Federation Community Advocacy Program, promoting lifetime advocacy and care to individuals with disabilities, and the UJA Federation Association for the Developmentally Disabled, which establishes respite services and group homes.
She has served as President of the Florence Heller Research Center of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America; as Assistant Treasurer of the Jewish Educational Service of North America and chair of one of its task forces on recruitment, development and retention of Jewish educators; and serves on several other national and local philanthropic boards.
Dr. Gold is also founder of the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, a comprehensive community music school that currently serves more than 800 students. She is a board member of the Myoclonus Research Foundation and is listed in Who’s Who in the East, The World and American Women. Her active leadership in community assistance programs has been recognized by many philanthropic organizations. Additionally, she was awarded Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2001 and from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut in 2003.