October 16, 2019

2019 Book & Author Luncheon

“Between the Pages of a Book is a Lovely Place to Be”
Mark your calendars for this year’s
Book and Author Luncheon

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Lakewood Country Club
We have three exciting authors lined up:
Anne Farris Rosen, “Deep South Dispatch: Memoir of a Civil Rights Journalist”
Bob Levey, “Larry Felder, Candidate”
Judith Viorst, “Nearing 90 and Other Comedies of Late Life”
To see the invitation, click here.

Spread Your Wings with Brandeis – The Next Two Weeks

    Our 2019-2020 Study Guide has been published. If you don’t have your own personal copy, click below to look at all of the Study Guide offerings by opening the file provided here. We have a wide variety of events and look forward to seeing you at many of them.

    To read or search the web version of the Study Guide, click here for 61 events on 44 pages.

    To see pictures of some previous events of 2019-20, click here.
    To see pictures from some previous events of 2018-19,click here.
     
     

    Upcoming Events
    No. Day mm/dd Time Event
    20 Wed 10/16 10:30 Best Selling Authors Book Club
    Wed 10/16 12:30 Let’s Do Lunch
    4 Wed 10/16 01:30 Men’s Book Club
    21 Thu 10/17 01:00 Glamorous Glass Pendants
    22 Fri 10/18 10:00 The Music of Terezin
    Wed 10/23 09:30
    BOOK & AUTHOR LUNCHEON
    To see the invitation, click here.

    11A Sun 10/27 11:00 Sunday News Discussion A
    11BCD Sun 10/27 07:00 Sunday News Discussion B,C,D

     
     
    INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
    When Montgomery County Schools are closed due to inclement weather all Brandeis events will be cancelled. If Montgomery County Public Schools issues a two-hour delay, Brandeis events will take place.

Birthday Greetings 2018 – 2020


Our birthday greeting project is a fundraiser which enables members to send an adorable animated birthday email greeting to a friend for a donation of $1.00 per greeting and help the chapter raise money for Sustaining the Mind. One Greeting is sent with all the names listed. It is completely voluntary. No information is taken from registration forms. Members who wish to participate send an email with month and day of their birthday to the birthday greeting chair-person. A master list is compiled and quarterly a list is sent to the entire membership of the birthday ladies for the coming 3 months. Friends then circle the names on the list and send in a check made out to BNC for $1.00 per name. At the beginning of each month each birthday “girl” gets an adorable animated email greeting card listing all those who have wished them a happy birthday.

In the 3 years the program has been in operation over $4500 has been raised to support Sustaining the Mind at absolutely no cost to the chapter.To be included for 2018, email your month and date to Cathy

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVITIES

One of the values of the university and part of our mission is to practice social justice. Come participate in these activities to do a good deed, to make new friends and to have fun together.

We have partnered with the following organizations in past years:
Days for Girls, League of Women Voters, JCA tutoring in public schools, A Wider Circle, Comfort Cases and Court Watch. We are seeking a new project for the coming year.
Please contact us if you would like to join in this search.
Roberta F or Linda R at bnclin1@gmail.com

Grobans establish endowed scholarship

Lynne and Mark Groban

Sorry, Ohio State. Your alumna Lynne Groban has adopted Brandeis as the university that gets her keenest philanthropic attention.

Lynne and her husband, Mark, recently made a generous gift to establish an endowed scholarship, helping the Brandeis National Committee’s Scholarship Campaign surpass its goal of raising $1 million by June 30.

“Establishing a scholarship at Brandeis is in keeping with our embrace of tikkun olam [repairing the world],” says Groban, BNC’s national vice president of fundraising. “I have always respected what Brandeis is: a Jewish-founded, nonsectarian university committed to giving deserving students the opportunity to pursue an outstanding education.”

Groban’s gift to Brandeis makes a significant impact. After all, Brandeis is not yet 70 years old and has only about 40,000 living alumni, less than 10 percent of Ohio State’s estimated 500,000 graduates.

“I still get solicitation letters from Ohio State, but the school doesn’t need me,” she says. “Ohio State had thousands and thousands of graduates long before Brandeis was even an idea. At Brandeis, I feel like I can really make a difference.”

The Grobans understand the need for scholarships that support promising students. Scholarship assistance allowed Mark, a retired psychiatrist and former CEO at Mid Atlantic Medical Services, to earn his degree from Albany Medical College. Mark and Lynne have endowed both a deanship and a scholarship at that school in recognition of its central role in his life.

For the Grobans, philanthropy is a family affair. Lynne and Mark’s three children are deeply involved with their charitable causes. “It’s a way to introduce them to the idea of giving back and helping the less fortunate,” she says.

Lynne has been involved with the BNC since 2000, when, after retiring as a dental hygienist, she joined the Greater Washington, D.C., Chapter at the urging of friends. She quickly made new friends and soon was appointed to the chapter’s membership committee. In 2003, Groban teamed with fellow membership committee co-chairs Ginny Schultz and Abbey Brahin to recruit more than 100 new members to the chapter.

She also served as the D.C. Chapter’s fundraising co-chair and an executive board members. She has been a member of the BNC’s National Executive Committee for many years.

“I am very proud to be affiliated with Brandeis and help it achieve the goals set out by its founders,” she says. “Even though I didn’t attend Brandeis, it still feels like my place.”

Resource: http://alumni.brandeis.edu/news-publications/news-archive/groban-gift.html 

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