Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Donor Stories

July 21, 2020

Brandeis parent Sharon Himeno of Honolulu, Hawaii, shares why she's proud to have two daughters carrying on the Brandeis tradition.

July 1, 2020

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.

September 18, 2019

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.

March 11, 2019

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."

November 7, 2018

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.

September 17, 2018

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.

February 27, 2018

Seymour S. (“Sy”) Bluestone carried a calling card that included his name, contact information and two words: “One World.”

January 20, 2017

It took time for Tom Watanabe ’73 to fully comprehend how much the gift of a Wien scholarship had changed his life.

June 23, 2016

Inspired by program founder Lawrence Wien, Tom Watanabe ’73 makes generous gift to Brandeis.

April 29, 2016

Retired gaming industry executive establishes endowed scholarship.

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