Each WID member works tirelessly to tell the story of how her organization makes a difference in the world. Member Spotlight gives one of our exceptional professionals a chance to tell her own story, while sharing with the WID community how she and her organization effect change and meet challenges, such as those brought on by the “new normal” of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sonal Pande, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Fundraising at NYU School of Professional Studies

As the Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Fundraising at New York University, Sonal Pande is charged with spearheading the domestic and global alumni outreach programs and services aimed at strengthening and engaging the School of Professional Studies’ alumni community.

With over 16 years of experience in leadership gifts, capital campaigns, institutional giving, board management, alumni relations and development operations in the USA and the UK, Sonal previously served as the Head of Major Giving for Prostate Cancer UK and as a Major Gifts Fundraiser for the Royal National Institute of the Blind in the UK.

She also serves as Vice President of the Parents Association at Horace Mann School and served as 2021 Benefit Chair raising $1.2M in support of financial aid. She is an Independent Director on the Board of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation.

Sonal earned her MPA from Columbia University, an MBA from BHU (India) and a B.S. in Mathematics from Bangalore University (India).

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