GLAAD Announces Jonathan Sandville as Chief Development Officer

March 22, 2010
Richard Ferraro Director of Communications (646) 871-8011

March 22, 2010, Los Angeles, CA -- The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today welcomed Jonathan Sandville as Chief Development Officer. In this role, Sandville will lead a professional staff in both Los Angeles and New York City by providing strategic and operational leadership in addition to overseeing Corporate Relations, Individual Philanthropy, Membership and Special Events including the GLAAD Media Awards.

“Jonathan brings a proven history of developing and executing successful fundraising and resource development plans for a range of advocacy and education organizations,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. “His expertise will support GLAAD’s work as we increase efforts to amplify the voices of LGBT people by building digital capabilities and training local individuals across the country to speak out for equality.”

Sandville is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of brand management and resource development experience focused on the creation and execution of diversified fundraising plans, which are sustained by the support of corporations, foundations, individuals and government sources. For the last decade, Sandville has been at the forefront of corporate social responsibility by aligning Fortune 500 companies with various local and national non-profit organizations committed to empowering individuals, organizations and communities to achieve their full potential as active members of our global society.

His initial breadth of experience in policy and social justice lead to his appointment to the Human Rights, Governance and Civil Society grant-making units of the Ford Foundation, the second largest foundation in the U.S. Sandville’s subsequent appointments formed a depth and breadth of coordination and leadership experiences with major contributed revenue in each position.

Sandville joins GLAAD after serving as the Vice President of Development with Liberty Science Center, one of the top five ranked science and technology centers in the U.S. His other career-path achievements include serving as the Vice President of Development and Communications with the Fortune Society, and Director and Foundation Vice President with the National Urban League. Sandville is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Education. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ed.M. degrees respectively, in political science, international economics and international educational development.

“With ballot initiatives aimed at marginalizing our community, GLAAD’s work to bring the stories of LGBT people to all Americans is needed now more than ever,” said Sandville.  “I am thrilled to become part of a team that works towards full equality for everyone.”