Phoenix Chapter 

Brandeis Board of Directors  Phoenix Chapter

Executive Board
Nancy Sacks
Iris Wigal

Membership Vice Presidents
Leith Baletin
Nan Waldman

Programing Vice President
Sandy Itkowitz

Study Groups Vice Presidents
Susan Sacks
Ronee Siegel

Leadership Development
Vice President 

Joellyn Pollock

Long Range Planning
Vice President

Sara Leopold
Marcy Strauss

Fundraising Vice President
Lori Roth

Corresponding Secretaries
Dorry Sunenshine
Gail Tenn

Recording Secretaries

Stephanie Altman
Henriette Hasley

Marcia Langer
Harriet Schwartz

Book and Author Chairs
Carol Abrams

Immediate Past President
and Nominating Committee

Carol Abrams

Members with Portfolio

Bookmark Chair
Janis Lipman

Boutique Chair
Brina Pepper

Book Fund

Phyllis Becker

Chief Information Officer
Stephanie Klopper

Membership Outreach
Judy Levine


Barbara Stern

Social Justice Chairs

Ellen Kirschenbaum
Dorry Sunenshine

Scholarship Chair
Carol Kern

Donations Chair

Ronda Kottle

Summer Activities Chair
Stephanie Klopper
Sheila Landau
 Beth Messer

Financial Secretary
Irene Lubin

Bulletin Editor
Kathleen Witkin

Membership Data Manager
Bruce Galin

Electronic Communications Officer
Paula Eckstein

Liaison from Sun Lakes

Carol Fink

Men of Brandeis Liaison
Leith Baletin

Arlene Feldman

Terry Taubman

Members-at-Large of the
Board of Directors

Truda Chick
Wendy Cohen
Michelle Fischler
Annette Kurland
Sheila Landau
Sue Lawler
Beth Messer
Brina Pepper
Abby Tucker
 Brandeis National Board Members
Past National President
Carol Kern 

Vice President of Membership
Judy Levine  

National Board Members
Carol Abrams
Sue Karp
Lori Roth
Nancy Sacks-Goldberg

Additional Brandeis Sites:
Brandeis National Committee homepage

BNC FaceBook
Become a fan of BNC on FaceBook
Research centers and institutes at Brandeis with a description of ongoing research

Videos of events on campus
Crown Center home page-check out Middle East briefs
New Special Collections Spotlight: Leon Lipschutz Collection of Dreyfusiana and French Judaica


 Brandeis National Committee History

Brandeis University Library

Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Brandeis University is ranked in the top tier of universities in the country. Founded in 1948 and named for the late Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis of the U.S. Supreme Court, it is the only nonsectarian, Jewish-founded university in the country, known for its academic excellence and ideals of social justice. At the same time as Brandeis’ founding, eight women from Boston, all leaders in the community, were asked to help in supporting this new university. They were given the task of building on the collection of 2,000 books in the Library, which was housed in a converted horse stable. The dedication and perseverance of these women, who now called themselves the National Women’s Committee continues today, sixty-one years later, as the Brandeis National Committee. With 41 chapters nationwide and over 39,000 members, BNC is one of the largest and most successful “friends of a library” organizations in the world. Over the years, we have placed over one million books in the Brandeis libraries, and raised over $100 million for Brandeis University and its libraries, scholarship and research. Brandeis University has become one of the youngest private research universities, with ground-breaking exploration in neurodegenerative and age-related diseases.

Our Phoenix Chapter, all voluntary, founded in 1950, is proud to be a part of this wonderful endeavor. The funds we raise from our events and study groups help to support the development and expansion of Brandeis's Libraries. They are able to purchase books and research journals, restore and preserve books and film, develop information technology, and hire student work assistants. While most of us did not attend Brandeis University or have never visited, we are dedicated supporters to a university that prides itself in bringing together many people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

       Historic Castle on Brandeis University Campus


                   Mission Statement

Brandeis National Committee is an organization committed to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community. The membership is connected to the University through funds and through activities that reflect the values on which the University was founded: academic excellence, social justice, non-sectarianism, and service to the community.





















































Up-Coming Events

Music in Bloom

Friday, April 28, 2017

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for a delicious lunch overlooking
Lake McCormick,

Installation of Officers


Entertainment by singer Shana Bousard
with accompanist Joe Bousard

The McCormick - A Millennium Hotel

7401 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Click for Fill-able Reservation Form

27th Annual
Book and Author

Monday March 13th

JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Doors Open at 9:00
Program Begins at 11:00
Lunch at 12:30

Click Below for:

Bookmarks Levels of Giving
Luncheon Menu
The Entire Invitation Packet


Contact us at:
PO Box 13775
Scottsdale, AZ 85267-3775

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