As Executive Director of 92nd Street Y, Sol Adler oversees all of the activities of the world-class nonprofit community and cultural center.
Founded in 1874, 92Y has an operating budget of over $52 million; more than 30 distinct programs in the arts, education, Jewish life, early-childhood education, community service, and health and fitness; a full-time staff of more than 300 and three facilities. 92Y serves more than 300,000 children, young people and adults annually through roughly 5,000 individual offerings.
During his tenure, Mr. Adler has doubled the number of programs 92nd Street Y offers and tripled the organization's budget; launched 92Y's foray into e-commerce; created a satellite broadcast program, Live from New York's 92nd Street Y™ and created partnerships with a variety of technology companies that bring 92Y's content to viewers and listeners around the country. He has raised more than $80 million through two capital campaigns; forged a partnership with Ford Motor Company that led to the Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of 92nd Street Y™, an annual professional development program for NGO leaders from around the world; and initiated a diplomatic outreach program that has established relationships with more than 100 countries through their New York consulates and other diplomatic entities.
Sol Adler joined the staff of 92nd Street Y in 1978. Before being named executive director in 1988, he twice held the position of acting executive director and served as associate executive director for administration and director of budget and finance. Previously, Mr. Adler was employed as a senior field auditor for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Greater New York.
Mr. Adler is a member of the board of the Coney Island Development Corporation. He received a BA in economics and sociology from Brooklyn College, where he later received a degree in accounting. The father of three, Mr. Adler lives in Brooklyn with his family.