Patty Sacks, MBA, MSW, a 1979 graduate of Colgate University, has had myriad private and non-profit sector experiences since receiving her MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business in 1984. Upon graduation, she joined IBM's Corporate Treasury Division, followed by a successful stint leading the company’s marketing efforts to a bulge bracket Wall Street investment bank.
Patty left IBM in the mid-90s to raise three daughters, born 34 months apart, while leading two non-profit boards. Patty chaired the Board of the NYC based Diller-Quaile School of Music for 10 years, completing the largest capital campaign and building project in the school’s history, changing the course of this vibrant community. She then served as President of the Board of the Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center, a division of the Icahn School of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC, which delivers free comprehensive, integrated medical and mental health services and prevention education to young people aged 10 to 22. Currently, she serves as Development Chair and Executive Committee member of the Board of Trustees of the JED Foundation, one of the country’s preeminent non-profit organizations addressing suicide prevention and emotional health issues for the college and high school student cohort.
Patty’s historical interest in mental health issues led her to pursuing her MSW from Columbia University which she earned in 2013; she currently counsels students at two institutions, the Association to Benefit Children in East Harlem and at the Storefront Academy in the Bronx.
Patty, along with her husband, Doug (D '80), have been active on the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth College for over 10 years. Their oldest daughter, Olivia (D '11, MED '20), graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine in June 2020, and will pursue her General Surgery residency at the Boston Medical Center. Patty and Doug have been married for 34 years and live in Manhattan with their two dogs.