Phillips Oppenheim

Sandi Haynes

Sandi haynesSandi Haynes has spent the last two decades serving the nonprofit field, with a specific emphasis on the cultural industry. Her background includes program development, organizational development, fundraising, marketing and event planning. Sandi spent five years at Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH), where as Director of Development she was responsible for DTH’s annual and capital campaigns. She also served as a Program Director for The Arts and Business Council, designing and implementing programs which strengthened the links between NYC’s corporate and arts communities.

Sandi joined Phillips Oppenheim as a Principal in 1994 and has worked across the firm’s broad spectrum of service areas, including: arts and culture, international development, philanthropy, education, community building, women’s issues, youth development, and public policy. In 2006/2007, Sandi spent almost a year with the Ford Foundation, where she oversaw domestic and global program recruitment – expanding her field of issue areas to include human rights, assets building, sexuality and reproductive health, and governance and civil society.

Finally, Sandi has also pursued entrepreneurial interests focused on the advancement of cultural development. She partnered with the Ford Foundation on its development of the World Culture Forum, and with the former Arts International on its Women’s Voices: Africa Program. She maintains ongoing relationships with individuals and organizations around the world seeking to enhance the lives of artisans and culture workers.

Sandi holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University and an MBA with a specialization in arts management from the State University of New York at Binghamton.


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