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Chief Development Officer
Jonathan Sandville serves as the Chief Development Officer for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law firm. In this role, he is responsible for strategic and operational leadership of the Development Division, as well as the creation and execution of a resource development plan to support the activities and operations of LDF. Mr. Sandville brings over 18 years of experience, as well as a strong track record of attracting philanthropic venture capital. He is recognized for creating partnerships and investment opportunities that enable corporations, foundations, and individuals to connect their business interests with broader reputation and social issues.
Most recently, Mr. Sandville served as a management consultant to the University of California Los Angeles. Prior to this, he was Chief Development Officer with GLAAD, where he raised more than $8M annually, and generated $4.8M in new business development through marketing and branding partnerships with Wells Fargo, Disney-ABC Television Group, American Airlines, AT&T, and UBS. Mr. Sandville’s earlier experience with policy and social justice issues led to an appointment with the Ford Foundation, where he was responsible for management of 176 active grants in excess of $15M.
Mr. Sandville has also served as VP of Development (Liberty Science Center), VP of Development and Communications (Fortune Society), and Director/VP Foundation (National Urban League), where he leveraged $6M in addition to co-negotiating a $5M corporate partnership with BP America.
Mr. Sandville is a graduate of Columbia University. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ed.M. degrees in political science, international economics, and international educational development, respectively. He has spoken widely on corporate social responsibility and philanthropic venture capital at Morgan Stanley, Oliver Capital Management, Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, New York Medical College, and the Foundations & Endowment Summit.