Alumna’s Travels Inspire Study-Abroad Support
Growing up in the family travel business, Wendy Lowenstein Sandler 82C spent every vacation in a different country. While her friends visited their grandparents in Florida, the Lowensteins flew to the Dominican Republic, Israel, Spain, Haiti, Italy, and countless other destinations.
As a student in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, she studied for a year in France, an experience so formative that she has made a significant campaign gift to Emory’s Center for International Programs Abroad, as well as a major contribution to the Emory College Fund for Excellence.
“I would love to see every kid take advantage of the travel-abroad program,” Sandler says. “It opens doors and helps people see that we’re all connected.”
Sandler’s recent gifts are among a series of annual investments to strengthen Emory programs close to her heart. Her mother is a Holocaust survivor, so she has supported the work of Professor Deborah Lipstadt to combat Holocaust denial with research. A favorite professor was psychologist Stephen Norwicki, so she named a classroom in the new Psychology Building in his honor.
And she loves to travel. “The things I’ve learned through travel have shaped who I am today,” she says.