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ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation Announces New Executive Director
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of ArtWorks, we are delighted to welcome Amy Sokal as the organization’
Amy has focused much of her career on development and she has a diverse, successful background in non‐profit fundraising. Prior to working at Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, Sokal served as Development Director at Urban Dove and also worked in the development offices of the American Jewish Historical Society and Planned Parenthood of New York City. Ms. Sokal has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Purchase and is completing her Masters of Public Health at Hunter College.
As Executive Director, Sokal will manage ArtWorks’ collaborations with forty partner hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout New York and New Jersey that benefit more than 17,000 children annually. Sokal will also spearhead a multitude of meaningful new programmatic and organizational initiatives designed to build upon ArtWorks’ strong record enriching the lives of its young constituents. “I am truly honored and excited to join ArtWorks, a program that touches the lives of children on so many levels," Sokal said. “I look forward to working with the Board, staff, partners and families to increase access to this amazing creative and performing arts program that encourages the use of the artistic process as a vehicle for healing. Although I can never replace ArtWorks founder, Daniela Mendelsohn, it is a privilege to continue the ArtWorks legacy in honor of Naomi Cohain with Daniela's support."
For more information on ArtWorks please visit www.artworksfoundation.org or Amy Sokal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ArtWorks: Founded in 2002, ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life‐threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programming and materials, encouraging the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self‐expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate and honor these children by offering them hands‐on experience, supplies to create and the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.