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Susan Sandler: The Sandler Family and Philanthropy

Sandler, Susan
Meeker, Martin
Susan Sandler: The Sandler Family and Philanthropy
Susan Sandler is a Trustee of the Sandler Foundation where she leads funding related to education policy and other areas. The daughter of Herb and Marion Sandler, Susan Sandler earned a BA from Stanford and Masters of Social Work from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the foundation in 2008, Sandler’s career focused on advancing educational equity as an organizational leader, policy advocate, professional development provider, school therapist, teacher and activist. Sandler previously served as President of Justice Matters, an education reform and leadership development organization based in Oakland, CA. In this interview, Susan Sandler discusses the following topics: family background and upbringing in Lafayette, California; education and the development of a social conscience; her burgeoning interest and professional commitment to social justice; and the work and philosophy of the Sandler Foundation.
Subject area(s):
Politics, Law, and Policy
Interview date(s):
Marion and Herbert Sandler
Susan Sandler, “Susan Sandler: The Sandler Family and Philanthropy,” Marion and Herbert Sandler Oral History Project, conducted by Martin Meeker in 2017, Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2019.