The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) presented an Honorary Fellowship to prominent global wealth manager and Jewish leader Samuel (Sam) Sandler on June 12 during the 86th Board of Governors Meeting in Jerusalem.
Mr. Sandler is a founding member and president of SOL Capital Management, an investment advisory firm, servicing individuals and families on a global basis.
Previously, Mr. Sandler was Chief Executive Officer of Fabriles del Norte S.A. (FANOSA), one of the first manufacturing companies in Mexico to expand exports to the United States. Before that, he was a consultant at Podolsky & Associates, a global management consulting firm.
Mr. Sandler is a member of the American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) National Board of Directors, the AFHU Mid-Atlantic Region Board of Directors, and the National Campaign Committee. He is dedicated to advancing the mission of the Hebrew University through scholarship support and by creating a personal legacy of success for doctoral students at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences.
In addition to his involvement with AFHU, Mr. Sandler has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 2003. Lastly, Mr. Sandler is an active participant on numerous family advisory boards.
“We welcome Sam Sandler into the ranks of the Hebrew University Honorary Fellows in recognition of his devoted service to Hebrew University of Jerusalem; with profound thanks for his deep commitment to advancing the work of AFHU, and his membership on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Board; with appreciation for his generosity in supporting students in the brain sciences and law,” said HU President Professor Asher Cohen.
“My connection to Hebrew University began at the age of 12, when my grandmother would ask me to translate ‘Thank You’ letters she received from the recipients of scholarships she helped fund,” Mr. Sandler said. “It is truly my absolute honor and privilege to continue her legacy for the following generations to come.”
Mr. Sandler earned a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico.
About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s premier academic and research institution. Serving over 23,000 students from 80 countries, the university produces nearly 40% of Israel’s civilian scientific research and has received over 11,000 patents. Faculty and alumni of the Hebrew University have won eight Nobel Prizes and a Fields Medal. For more information about the Hebrew University, visit: http://new.huji.ac.il/en.
About American Friends of the Hebrew University
American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization based in the United States. AFHU is headquartered in New York and has seven regional offices working in close partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. AFHU provides supporters, Hebrew University alumni, and the public with stimulating programs and events and organizes missions to Israel. The organization’s activities support scholarly and scientific achievement at HU, create scholarships, fund new facilities, and assist the university’s efforts to recruit outstanding new faculty. For more information, visit: http://www.afhu.org.