Friends of the Rail Park's Board of Directors continues to evolve and expand. Sunanda Ghosh was elected as a new director after serving on the Fundraising Advisory Committee and Sarah McEneaney was chosen to take a turn at the helm as the new board President. Sarah, along with fellow board member John Struble, has been tirelessly advocating for the transformation of the Reading Viaduct into a Rail Park for over a decade and her leadership has been instrumental in creating our partnership with the Center City District and making breaking ground on Phase 1 in 2016 a reality. Sunanda’s years of experience in nonprofit development, along with her thoughtful and spirited approach to new challenges, is a welcome addition to our expanding board. Here's more about Sunanda:
Sunanda is currently the Associate Director for Leadership Gifts at Human Rights Watch. She has worked in the field of fundraising for over 15 years with non-profits including the the American Friends Service Committee, Drexel University, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and Habitat for Humanity International. She has experience in major gifts, strategic planning and board development. Sunanda is the president of the US board for Skateistan, an award-winning non-profit organization dedicated to using skateboarding to expose Afghan, Cambodian and South African children to educational and leadership development opportunities. Sunanda attended the University of Massachusetts and has lived in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years.