Sandra Levy is an extraordinarily dedicated volunteer, who has been raising funds for various causes since the age of 18 years old. She firmly believes in the importance of being involved in her community. She is someone who will never say, "No", when asked to help a good cause.
Sandra began her work for the Diabetes Research Institute because of a friend in need 40 years ago. She has since been a member of both the National and Regional Boards of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation for many years 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.
To date, thanks to her hard work along with the ALL VOLUNTEER Love and Hope committee they have helped raise over $50 million for the Diabetes Research Institute. For 44 years the ALL VOLUNTEER Committee has produced an elegant and luscious Gala with a fabulous Preview Party and a Young Society Haute Tea luncheon.
Sandra's commitment to philanthropy, however, comes second to her commitment to her family. She is a loving and supportive wife to her husband, Sidney Levy, an entrepreneur. A generous and caring mother, grandmother and loyal friend. She understands what is most important in life: the Good Health and Happiness of her close friends and family, as well as showing compassion and kindness to others by helping so many different causes.
Together, Sandra and 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.
Years ago, she and her husband were once voted one of the "Beautiful Couples of Miami."
Sandra 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.
Sandra continues her work for the Diabetes Research Institute - the Best Hope for a cure.