Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2020

The Community Mourns the Loss of Harvey Sandler

The community was saddened to receive the news of the untimely passing of Harvey Sandler, a pillar of our South Palm Beach County community.

In 2017, FAU announced a $7.25 million gift from longtime benefactors Phyllis and Harvey Sandler to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

Harvey’s transformational vision and generosity along with his loving wife Phyllis are evident throughout our community. Together they have named the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Pavilion at the Lynn Cancer Center and The Phyllis Sandler Center for Living Well at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. They also named and endowed The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community  Center. The Sandlers are also one of the largest contributors to the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and created the organization’s Sandler Family Major Gifts annual event. In 2017, FAU announced a $7.25 million gift from Phyllis and Harvey to name The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work within the College for Design and Social Inquiry.

Mr. Sandler was Principal at Sandler Capital Management Private Equity Group and Vice President for Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. He received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.

Harvey and Phyllis chose Boca Raton as their home, and made a powerful commitment to making this a more compassionate, fulfilling and vibrant place to live for everyone.

When asked for advice for other parents, Harvey said, “Our children and grandchildren have learned by example, coming to events and conferences, being a part of family discussions. There’s no magic formula. It’s how we live our life.”

The Sandler funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 5, at 1PM at Congregation B’nai Israel (2200 Yamato Rd Boca Raton FL).

 

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. Commissioner Weinroth serves as County Vice-Mayor and has been appointed Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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