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Our Team

Sandy Hook Promise is led by several family members whose loved ones were taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a talented staff of seasoned professionals.

Each of these groups are working to help fulfill our shared mission to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. People of all ages and backgrounds have come together, united in the cause to protect our kids. Learn more about the people working and volunteering to make our schools and communities safer from gun violence.

Board of Directors

Comprised of family members of loved ones killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and leaders of business and community organizations, our board carries out essential governance duties. These include:

  • Determining priority policies and objectives
  • Reviewing the performance of our organization’s officers
  • Ensuring financial and organizational stability and transparency
  • Championing accountability around ethics, compliance, and performance
Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley leading a SAVE Promise club training
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Our People

With a staff of more than 100 people working across America, our dedicated team has empowered positive change to protect children. Their impact:

  • More than 23 million people to “Know the Signs” and get help
  • Passage of bi-partisan gun safety reforms at the state and federal levels
  • Prevention of at least 16 potentially catastrophic school shooting plots
  • Awareness of school safety issues with over 100 million views of our public service announcements

Advisory Boards

Drawing from student, educator, business, and community leaders, our advisors volunteer their expertise to improve our programs, policies, and procedures.

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Experts from various sectors support our leaders with their deep knowledge and experience around school safety, community organizing, philanthropy and more.
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Representing students and SAVE Promise Club members across the country, our Youth Advisory Board (YAB) works to empower their peers to create kinder, safer schools and communities.
The School Advisory Committee is a dedicated group of educators. They support the Youth Advisory Board and lend their expertise to enhance our violence prevention programs.


Council members generously support key events and activities to expand the reach of our lifesaving programs and policy initiatives.

Leadership Council

This group of committed philanthropists helps secure the needed funds to fuel our mission and ensure our programs are available to schools at no-cost.

Young Leaders Council

These young professionals volunteer their time to help fundraise and create awareness of our work in their personal and professional networks.

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About Us

By uniting people who value protecting children to take meaningful actions, we will stop the tragic loss of life.

Our Commitment

Sandy Hook Promise strives to ensure its work environment, programmatic work, and culture reflect the values of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI).

Our Advocacy

Through our sister organization, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund, you can help change policy to enact common sense reforms