Three Summit, New Jersey Leaders Join Board of National Family Homelessness Nonprofit
Summit, NJ, July 20, 2015–Family Promise, a national nonprofit headquartered in Summit that helps homeless families, is pleased to announce the addition of three dynamic residents to its Board of Directors: AJ “Tiger” Cass, Cassandra A. Hardman and Stacey Slater Sacks.
AJ Cass is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. His interest in Family Promise stems from his desire to help families secure a home: “A home is your safety net, and not having a home is devastating to a family,” he said. “I look forward to having my wife, Susan, and three children volunteer in our congregation so that my children can understand how fortunate they are to have a home.” Cass has served on several nonprofit boards, including the Board of Governors for Fairfield College Preparatory, St. Athanasius Catholic School, the Summit Police Athletic League and Swim Across America, where he was President.
Cassandra A. Hardman first volunteered for Family Promise 15 years ago when her church was seeking volunteers to serve meals to homeless families. “I liked the focus on helping families, along with the approach of giving a hand up rather than a handout,” said Hardman. “From the beginning, I felt Family Promise was very well run and effective in executing its mission.” Hardman is Co-Managing Partner, Head of International and Global Strategies, at Johnston Asset Management in Stamford, CT.
Stacey Slater Sacks is Pro Bono Partner for Nixon Peabody LLP in New York City. She is proud to join the Family Promise Board, because, she said, “Family Promise is a great organization with such a high success rate of getting homeless families back on their feet.” Sacks witnessed this personally when she and her children volunteered at her congregation; a family she and her daughters had befriended found transitional housing just two weeks after they met. Sacks is also a member of the Leadership Committee of the Charity Corps and a member of Board of Trustees of Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC.
“I am very pleased to have new board members who bring diverse talents and enthusiasm to Family Promise,” said Cary Hardy, Chair of the Family Promise Board. “Their skills and dedication will help the organization continue to grow.”