Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends
How the efforts of the Brandeis National Committee are evolving to meet the current needs of the university.
The story behind the founding and purpose of the Brandeis National Committee in the 1940s.
Behind the notorious trial of Leo Frank in 1915 and the letters and archives held by Brandeis that help to tell his story.
Retired businessman Bob Mallet established the Robert and Toni Mallet Endowed Scholarship with a $1 million gift. The scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate business students who have a commitment to the Jewish community.
Since his time at Brandeis, Donald Soffer ’54 has realized his business vision and inspired students that have come after him.
Klodeta Janaqi’s childhood dream of studying in the U.S. was out of reach. Then the Peter Petri Global Fellowship changed everything. “Donors should know they are making many people’s dreams come true,” says the MBA’21 graduate.
For scholarship recipient Peter Agaba, MA’20, a lifelong passion for learning led him to Brandeis. Now he’s giving back to his home village in Uganda by supporting the next generation of students
The late Professor Robert Stevenson “was pivotal in my life,” says Elaine Yamaguchi ’71. She hopes the fund will provide career guidance as well as support for research.
Angela Self ’22 is researching why so many young Americans are leaving Christianity behind.
Classically-trained pianist Benjamin Schore ’56 had success in real estate and a long-standing commitment to the arts.
Matthew Ginsburg and Joanna Fung, parents of Anna Ginsburg ’21, honor her grandparents and their reverence for education with a gift to Brandeis.
Proud alumni Ira and Nancy Shapiro support Brandeis to honor all that makes the university great.
Former Traquina Scholar Shekeyla Caldwell Sandore ’14 turned her childhood experience into a children's book to promote diversity and inclusion.
Exceptional graduates of Waltham High School express gratitude to the Stroum Family Foundation for the opportunity to attend Brandeis with full scholarships
The alumni of the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program hail the impact it had on their lives.
How a chance book recommendation triggered a guilty reminder of an interaction that Mike Leiderman ’66 had with a Brandeis benefactor half a century ago.
Sixteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 took her husband’s life, Ariele Cohen ’99 says the friendships they made through Brandeis have helped keep his memory alive.
Political scientist Sandy Lakoff ’53, a member of Brandeis’ second graduating class, says he established a charitable gift annuity to help the university flourish.
Brandeis parent Sharon Himeno of Honolulu, Hawaii, shares why she's proud to have two daughters carrying on the Brandeis tradition.
The Edelstein Family Foundation continues to fulfill the mission of its founders - to offer the gift of an education to deserving students.
Stephen J. Cloobeck ’83 says his Brandeis studies in neuroscience and psychology helped lead to his remarkable business achievements. Now the former CEO and chairman of Diamond Resorts International is donating $1 million that will aid Brandeisians’ efforts to shed light on human intelligence.
Bonded by the shared experience of the campus unrest of the 1960s, the Class of 1969 wanted their 50th Reunion class gift to support social justice efforts.
The philanthropist, humanitarian and noted photographer delivered a talk at Brandeis to mark the publication of her new photobook, ”Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception."
Whether serving as a leader in the Brandeis National Committee or joining the Sachar Legacy Society by including the university in her estate plans, Dr. Susan Eisenberg Jay ’71 has been deeply committed to supporting Brandeis for decades.
By taking advantage of her employer's matching program, Yoanna (Freedman) Rofeh ’11 doubles the impact of her giving to Brandeis while honoring her personal religious philosophy.
Seymour S. (“Sy”) Bluestone carried a calling card that included his name, contact information and two words: “One World.”
Michael Rosen ’59 looks back on his Brandeis acceptance as a pivotal turning point in his life.
Many universities claim that their students have unsurpassed access to leading faculty members, both in and out of the classroom. Mark Friedman, P’14, can attest that at Brandeis the assertion is not mere promotional fluff.
Over 40 years after his graduation, Rabbi Herb Tobin ’75, P’16 and his wife amended their wills to further support the fund they established more than a decade ago.
It took time for Tom Watanabe ’73 to fully comprehend how much the gift of a Wien scholarship had changed his life.
Inspired by program founder Lawrence Wien, Tom Watanabe ’73 makes generous gift to Brandeis.
Retired gaming industry executive establishes endowed scholarship.