Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.


Dr. Susan Eisenberg Jay ’71

For Dr. Susan Eisenberg Jay ’71, attending Brandeis was the natural choice. The university had been a part of her life for as long as she could remember.

Larry Magid

Legendary concert promoter Larry Magid and wife Mickey have made a bequest to benefit the Jonathan Landau ’68 Endowed Scholarship at Brandeis.

Mark Friedman, P’14

Many universities claim that their students have unsurpassed access to leading faculty members, both in and out of the classroom. Mark Friedman, P’14, can attest that at Brandeis the assertion is not mere promotional fluff.

Rabbi Herb Tobin ’75, P’16

Long before Rabbi Herb Tobin ’75, P’16, became a Brandeis student, the University was part of his life. Now, over 40 years after his graduation, Herb and his wife have amended their wills to further support the fund they established more than a decade ago.

Sandy Lakoff ’53

Because of the pandemic, Sandy Lakoff ’53 decided to establish a gift at Brandeis earlier than he originally intended, to help it address the coronavirus-related instability and change every university is facing.

Michael Rosen"The great faculty and vibrant academic atmosphere at Brandeis set the course of my life,” Rosen says. “I wanted to become a university professor and make my own contributions to knowledge and also to guide students. This was a dream that came true, thanks to the opportunity provided to me by Brandeis.”

—Michael Rosen


Carol Schrier-Polak“Brandeis gave me the foundation—the academic discipline, the work ethic, the ability to communicate—to be successful in whatever field I chose.” 

— Carol Schrier-Polak