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