Minard founded Lotas Minard Patton McIver, an advertising firm which worked with New York Hospital, Procter & Gamble, NYU Stern Business School, Hearst Corporation. She was also a Director of Loral Space and Communications, Inc.
Minard is a member of the N.Y. Smith Club, Emily’s List, Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy, N.Y. Junior League, and Royal Oak Society. Sally Minard is President/CEO of the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc. The Conservancy operates and maintains the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, a new presidential memorial on Roosevelt Island, N.Y. designed by Louis Kahn. She serves on the board of the Roosevelt Institute. Minard is also District Leader in the 73rd A.D. on the Upper East Side.
Chair Emeritus of the Democratic National Committee Women’s Leadership Forum in N.Y. State, she was Co-Chair of National Volunteer Coordination for Hillary Clinton for President and Director of New York State Ambassadors for Hillary. She was previously president of the New York Women’s Agenda and Advertising Women of New York.
At Smith College, Minard earned a B.A. in history and was Student Government President. She and her husband, Norton Garfinkle, raised two children in N.Y and raise Black Angus cattle and miniature