Alumna’s Travels Inspire Study-Abroad Support

Students will benefit from support for Emory’s Center for International Programs Abroad and the Emory College Fund for Excellence.

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.

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