President, Sonnie Foundation
Sonnie Dockser has been actively involved in the mission of Vital Voices to empower women for the past 10 years, and is a member of the Executive Committee. In 2003 she participated in a Vital Voices program in Northern Ireland that included women from Israel, the West Bank and Gaza to discuss and research best practices for conflict resolution, and the importance of women’s role in the negotiating process. In April 2010 the program “Young Women Leaders Building Peace and Prosperity” held its first session in Israel bringing women from Northern Ireland and South Africa to Israel.
In her former role as President of the Dockser Family Foundation, she and her husband supported education at the secondary school level and university scholarships. The foundation had special interest in programs focused on women’s issues and international study at Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Women’s Leadership Board at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and current President of the Sonnie Foundation.
Sonnie also supports the arts and medicine, including the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of Art, and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. She has served on Weizmann’s American National Board, and for several years on their Governing International Board of Directors.