Social Snapshot: SANDRA LEVY
The Diabetes Research Institute's gala chair speaks to us in her own words.
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s Love and Hope High Rollers Night is this Friday and it’s being chaired by Sandra Levy, who began her work with the organization 40 years ago. She has since been a member of both the National and Regional Boards of Directors for the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and is a former vice president of the National Board. She is currently the Executive Chairman of the Love and Hope committee and has been instrumental in the fundraising group’s ongoing success.
Every year, Levy rallies her Love and Hope Committee for another fundraising season solely dedicated to helping the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) reach a cure. To date, the volunteer committee has helped raise over $54 million.
Together, Levy and her late husband, Sidney Levy, are Distinguished Humanitarians of the Diabetes Research Institute, and due to their generosity, the Institute’s Sixth floor Cell Biology/Signal Transduction room was named in memory of her late daughter, Jennifer. Levy was also honored at the Fourth Annual Haute Tea, as well as Woman of the Year by the Women’s International Zionist Organization, as a Miracle Maker for Big Brothers and Sisters, and as a Woman of Distinction and Caring by the Plaza Health Network.
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