Amy Sohn is the Grant Writer at PHI and crafts fundraising materials, including grant proposals and reports. She works closely with Brian DiPaolo, the Director of Philanthropy, the finance team, the executive staff, and other PHI program staff as PHI expands and diversifies fundraising efforts. She reviews program data, incorporating it into development materials. She collaboratively edits and finalizes fundraising materials for submissions, researches potential new funding sources and creates profiles of prospects. She also develops content to support PHI’s communications efforts including blog posts and media articles.
Amy is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at the Austin W. Marxe School of Public & International Affairs at Baruch College. She is concentrating in Urban Development and Sustainability.
For twenty-three years, Amy has been a journalist and author, writing such novels as Run Catch Kiss, The Actress, and Prospect Park West. Her books have been translated into eleven languages. Her new non-fiction book, The Man Who Hated Women, about birth control and obscenity policy in the Gilded Age, will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in July. She has written for such publications as The New York Times, Slate, The Nation, New York magazine, Grazia (UK) and the New York Post.
Amy is a proud graduate of Brown University and Hunter College High School. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn with her daughter.