Gary Ferdman

Major Gifts Officer

Gary Ferdman joined Common Cause in 2007 as director of major gifts; he now serves as major gifts officer. He is the former executive director and membership and development coordinator of Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities/TrueMajority, which he co-founded with Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's in 1996.

His professional career in not-for-profits spans three decades, and includes stints at Business Executives for National Security, the American Jewish Committee, United Way and Citizen Action. He serves on the boards of The Shalom Center, The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, and Prepare Tomorrow's Parents, which he also co-founded. He regularly publishes op-eds with his wife, author Myriam Miedzian. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Trained as a grassroots organizer, Gary received a Masters Degree in Social Work in Community Organization and Planning from Rutgers University. He also holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance from the New York University School of Business.

Phone: 212.691.6421 x205

Email: gferdman@commoncause.org

Twitter: @GaryFerdman

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