Sandy Bernasek Dies, Led The Landmark Forum for More Than 20 Years

Sandy Bernasek, a longtime Landmark Forum Leader and Landmark staff member, passed away on July 29th after a two year battle with lung cancer.

Sandy was a staff member and Leader for Landmark and its predecessor organizations for over 30 years. She worked in various staff positions during 1985 through 1993, leading the Self-Expression and Leadership Program during some of that time, and becoming a Landmark Forum Leader and the Toronto Center Manager in 1994. She led The Landmark Forum from 1995 through 2010, and led The Landmark Forum for Teens from 2010 through 2016. It’s estimated that Sandy led The Landmark Forum to more than 30,000 people.

Those who knew Sandy saw a gentle warrior filled with love and generosity. Her life was in service of people, and she unceasingly empowered others to make a difference as well. A Pittsburgh newspaper quoted her as telling people to “Choose a problem that’s worth your time. World hunger is worth your time. Making a million dollars isn’t.”

Sandy designated two charities she wanted to support via a Memorial fund:

The LUNGevity Foundation, supporting research into Lung Cancer, and The Unstoppable Foundation, which supports education in the developing world.

If you would like to share memories of Sandy, visit her Facebook remembrance page.

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13 thoughts on “Sandy Bernasek Dies, Led The Landmark Forum for More Than 20 Years

  • August 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm
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    She will be dearly missed.

  • August 1, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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    Omg, I had no idea! So very sorry to learn of the death of this amazing she-ro! She was a champion of thousands! She will be missed!

  • August 1, 2018 at 10:46 pm
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    I did not know her personally…and i can be the stand she stood for, and here commitment is oh so clear. I acknowledge who she was being and is in that which is for the world transformed. YAY!!!

    and
    a big ALOHA

  • August 2, 2018 at 6:01 am
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    My experience of being around Sandy Bernasek is love, acceptance and greatness.

  • August 2, 2018 at 7:47 am
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    A huge loss for the Landmark family. Condolences to her family and friends…I know that she will be missed.

  • August 2, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. We worked together a number of times bringing forth the Advanced Course here in Florida. It was a privilege and opportunity sharing with Sandy – she was a great leader and teacher.
    Judy Brostoff

  • August 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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    Sandy and I did some Teens and Young People Landmark Forums together . I use to say , are they ever going to get it? Sandy would laugh 😂 and every Sunday afternoon, they would all be transformed and acknowledging their parents. She was a miracle. She was my friend and made sure that I knew it.

  • August 3, 2018 at 5:40 am
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    Sandy embodied what Landmark Forum Leader truly is to me. Thank you for providing so much to so many people. You have left a real mark in the world.

    Donna Wells
    Introduction Leader, Indianapolis

  • August 3, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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    I just saw the sad news on LinkedIn. Sandy led my Landmark Forum in 2001. She has and will always be remembered dearly. Funny I woke up today thinking how much education makes available to people. Got it. Thanks, Sandy.

  • August 4, 2018 at 11:41 pm
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    A great loss. Sandy was my Advanced Course Leader and my nieces Leader of her Landmark Forum when she was a teen. Of course I’ll never forget her. Having led to over 30,000 people, I can’t even calculate how many she made a difference for from who she led to; at very least, over 100,000 people. Move forward and beyond Sandy. Thank you for all you gave us.

  • August 5, 2018 at 11:43 am
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    I’m so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. We worked together a number of times bringing forth the Advanced Course here in Florida. It was always a privilege and opportunity sharing with Sandy – she was a great leader and teacher.
    Judy Brostoff

  • August 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm
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    My condolences to the friends and family! Peace and Light!

  • August 5, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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    There are moments I shared with Sandy that changed me forever, in a very good way. My condolences to her family and friends.

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