Phyllis Sandler Heart of Social Work 2020

Dearest Friends of the Sandler School of Social Work,

The COVID-19 pandemic may have kept us from coming together this year for our annual Phyllis Sandler Heart of Social Work event, but nothing can stop us from celebrating our amazing students and paying well-deserved tribute to this year’s award winners and generous supporters.

Please enjoy this virtual celebration page with special video messages from FAU President John Kelly, Advisory Board President Jan Savarick, and this year’s honorees. I also invite you to view this year’s event program as a digital keepsake. And before you go, be sure to sign our guestbook at the bottom of the page!

Thank you for being here and know that we very much look forward to celebrating with you in person when it is once again safe to do so. Until then be well, stay safe, and thank you for believing in the work of the Sandler School and supporting our impact in the South Florida community and beyond.

Warmest Regards,

Heather Thompson, Ph.D., LCSW
Interim Director

Heart of Social Work Video Presentations

Recommending Viewing Order: Left to right, beginning with the top row

Jan Savarick, Sandler School Advisory Board Chair
Dr. John Kelly, President of Florida Atlantic University
2020 Agency of the Year
2020 Alumni of the Year
Robin Rubin Introduces 2020 Essay Contest Winners
2020 Essay Contest MSW Winner
2020 Essay Contest BSW Winner
2020 Essay Contest BSW Runner-Up
A Message from the Heart:
Robin Rubin & Amy Ross,
daughters of Phyllis & Harvey Sandler

Your Generosity Makes all the Difference

Each semester, nearly 65% of our students take out financial loans, that they will be responsible for repaying when they graduate.  A large majority of our students are also working full-time jobs and raising families.  Add to these challenges, the widely known reality that social workers do not choose their noble path of service for its earning potential.  They choose to become social workers because they are driven to help the world become a better place.  Your generosity helps propel them forward and could very well be the key that unlocks their future. Thank you for your support!

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Thank You for Stopping By

Please take a moment to sign our digital guest book.

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