SANDLER--Marion. The Board of Directors and staff of The American Civil LIberties Union are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Marion Sandler. Marion was a pioneer in every way - a passionate force for freedom and justice. Her unique gift was the way she consistently put that considerable passion into action. Through her and her husband Herb's extraordinary philanthropy, she made a vital difference to the issues that she cared about - and that matter to Americans. The ACLU will forever cherish the significant impact that Marion has made. Our lives and work will surely not be the same without her.

Published in The New York Times on June 4, 2012