Sandler Family Foundation celebrates 25 years of charitable giving

by | Oct 21, 2021 | Trending News

Sam & Reba Sandler Annual Foundation Golf Tournament

Continuing a tradition begun 25 years ago, the Sandler family of companies, along with their valued sponsors, vendor partners, and employee volunteers, celebrated a quarter century of giving at the Sam & Reba Sandler Annual Foundation Golf Tournament on Tuesday, October 5.

“In 2020, we had to cancel our golf event and fundraise only, due to the pandemic,” says Lynn Easton, Tournament director, “but this year gave us reason to celebrate even more—being back together to golf, have fun, and celebrate the 25th Year!”

The tournament had a huge turnout, and is played on two Virginia Beach golf courses, Heron Ridge and Virginia Beach National. This year, supported by more than 50 volunteers from the Sandler family of companies, more than 110 golfers per course enjoyed unique “hole experiences,” such as Tarnished Truth bourbon tastings, Emerson’s cigars, BBQ sliders, homemade kettle chips, sweet treats, “adult” snow cones and more. The event concluded with a happy hour, dinner buffet, comments by Art and Steve Sandler and the charity directors.

Sponsors and vendor partners traveled from across the country to participate in this highly anticipated charitable event. “As a sponsor, we look forward to this tournament every year and appreciate the valuable causes it supports,” says Reid Killen, vice president and real estate Loan officer of TowneBank.

“While we all enjoy the tournament, we really try to direct focus on the importance and impact of the charities it supports,” says Art Sandler of L.M. Sandler & Sons. “Their work is what should be celebrated.”

Beneficiaries of the tournament include:

• F.A.C.T.—Families of Autistic Children in Tidewater, currently the only local organization providing programs specifically designed to meet the complex needs of individuals with autism.

• Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, whose mission is to foster an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust and to champion human dignity in a constantly changing world.

• The Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, which strives to establish constructive dialogue, create educational opportunities, and maintain positive exchanges within the Jewish community and other area communities.

• The Samaritan House, with a mission to end violence in all forms and offer hope and healing through programs and resources designed to work with each individual’s needs.

“The Sander Family Foundation and this annual event was borne out of Sam and Reba Sandler’s passion and dedication to being responsible stewards, helping our fellow humans in their time of need,” says Steve Sandler of L.M. Sandler & Sons. “This tournament serves to help carry on their legacy. I’m happy to be celebrating its 25th anniversary. I think they would be as well.”

The Sandler Family of supporting companies includes L.M. Sandler & Sons, Inc., Tidewater Finance Company, Chesapeake Homes, Equity Title Company, Tidewater Mortgage Services, Inc., Wakefield Development, Westview Financial Services, and Today Homes Realty. More information about The Sandler Family Foundation may be found at