Gary Ferdman

Not for profit executive

Gary Ferdman is a founding Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund. He joined Common Cause in 2007 as director of major gifts and is on the Common Cause development team. 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 served 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. Mr. Ferdman curated an exhibit about Marc Chagall at a museum in High Falls, NY, where the artist lived from 1946 to 1948. 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