The QCC Fund, Inc. - Sandra Delson, Ed.D.
Sandra Delson, Ed. D
Delson Public Relations, Inc.
Dr. Sandra Delson is the consummate social services professional who has dedicated her life to numerous nonprofit organizations in the health and education fields. Among these is Transitional Services for New York, Inc., a comprehensive mental health agency providing residential, clinical, vocational and social programs for the seriously mentally ill in three New York counties.
Dr. Delson serves on the Board of Directors of QPTV, VISIONS Queens Advisory Board and formerly the New York Hospital of Queens Community Advisory Council. She was one of the founding members of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives at Queensborough Community College when it was established in 1983 in the basement of the college’s Library. She remains very involved with many of the activities and projects on the QCC campus.
Dr. Delson has been involved in community affairs throughout her life. She has been a professor of communications, a Democratic State Committeewoman, an advocate for mental health, the President of her own public relations firm, and has served on numerous boards of directors.
The client list of Delson Public Relations, Inc., the PR agency Dr. Delson founded, includes an impressive roster of notable institutions including NYU’s Metro Center for Education, which provides programs for disadvantaged youth, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Parsons Hospital, and the Seatbelt Safety Coalition, which rolled out their first nationwide campaign with Dr. Delson’s guidance. Dr. Delson has also worked on several political campaigns, including those of President Jimmy Carter and Governor Mario Cuomo.
Dr. Delson earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in political science from the University of Michigan and her Ed.D. Degree from Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. She is also accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America.
Dr. Delson is a generous supporter of the QCC Fund, Inc. and the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives. In 2007, the outside terrace of the KHRCA was named Sandy’s Terrace in memory of her parents Dr. Alexander A. Gaines and Ruth Krauss Gaines.
Dr. Delson was elected to the QCC Fund Board of Directors in 2007.