Honoree

Sandra A. Eskenazi

AWARDS

Bicentennial Medal (2019)
Presidents Circle Laurel Pin (2018)
Benefactor

BIOGRAPHY

Mindful of the values her parents instilled in her, philanthropy, good health, and access to quality health care have always been important to Sandra Eskenazi. Consequently, after finishing her undergraduate degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, she became a certified athletic trainer and a physician assistant. Sandra Eskenazi earned her bachelor's in medical science from Emory University. she master's in health and physical education from Auburn University.

After serving six years as an assistant athletic trainer at Auburn University, she went to work as a physician assistant and spent many years working to improve the health of hundreds of patients in various health care settings in Georgia and Colorado. She retired in 2000.

Sandy serves on the board of the Eskenazi Family Foundation. She has personally made important gifts to Eskenazi Health for the Burn Center and a naming gift for the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation. She has also made a transformative gift to Midtown Community Mental Health, a division of Eskenazi Health, to support both care seekers and care givers. Out of gratitude, the center was rebranded under her name. In appreciation for the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lawrence Einhorn to her mother, she, along with her siblings, David and Dori, helped to establish the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Chair in Hematology-Oncology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in honor of their parents.