Bernice Sandler

Mar 3, 1928 – Jan 5, 2019 (Age 90)


March 3, 1928
January 5, 2019


Bernice Sandler (1928 – 2019) played an integral part in the creation of the landmark Title IX law that prohibits sex discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal funding. She died from cancer at age 90. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Sorry to see she passed. I designed some web pages for her when graphic interface first came available online. She was always extremely sweet and kindly. Very nice lady!!

Thank you, Bernice, for advancing equal rights for women, especially on college campuses. I was playing college sports when Title IX was enacted, but its impact wouldn't be felt for many years. I avidly followed the progress made by women's sports, and as a (female) sportswriter, got to report on how it impacted women athletes at both the national and local levels. However, until I read the story on Birch Bayh and Dr. Sandler, I was not aware of their individual contributions to Title IX....

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

May the family of Bernice Sandler gain comfort in God's promise at 6:40 because he cares for you (1 Pet 5:6,7)

The span f our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is especially strong (Psalm 90:10), Bernice Sandler exceeded in mightiness and had a life filled with treasured memories with loved ones and friends. God promises a reunion when all can smile and find joy in reminiscing about those good times.

Be courageous, and may your heart be strong... Ps. 31:24

She was an outstanding woman with a heartfelt determination. Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved friend. May the peace and comfort that our Heavenly Father provides, be granted to you to help you endure this moment of grief.

My deepest sympathy to the Sandler family. So many people have benefited from the legacy she left behind. Know that God has the power to bind up the broken hearted and strengthen all who mourn.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. Psalms 68:19