Message from the President

Barb Sander

As the new president of the Brandeis National Committee (BNC), it is an honor to work with thousands of talented and dedicated volunteers, members of BNC's 50 chapters spanning five regions across the country. 

I am proud to be affiliated with Brandeis University, one of the pre-eminent liberal arts and research universities in the country.  Its faculty has won numerous awards, motivates students and encourages social justice programs - a reflection of one of the university’s pillars.

The BNC is strongly connected to the university through philanthropy.  We have a long history of supporting Brandeis libraries and scholarships through our fundraising efforts.  Our current campaign, Sustaining the Mind: Scientific Research and Scholarships, is raising funds for researchers in the neurosciences as they relate to neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Autism.  These funds are also supporting scholarships for students in the sciences.

In our chapters, BNC members, who love life-long learning, enjoy many stimulating activities and events, such as Book and Author luncheons and art adventure trips. In study groups, and other available learning opportunities, they enjoy meeting women and men with similar interests. Many study groups follow study guides written for BNC by Brandeis faculty, and led by chapter members.

We welcome you to join us.


Barbara Sander
National President

Watch my installation speech here.