Why I Give: Mira Josefowitz Spektor '50

Then Founded The Aviva Players in 1975.

Now The group is still active, performing chamber music and songs by women composers of the 12th through 21st centuries.

Then Her late husband, Eryk Spektor, courted her all through her junior and senior years. After hours, he would sneak in through the renowned hole in the fence.

Now She has two grandchildren: Gabriel Nussbaum, an award-winning filmmaker, and Lily Claire Nussbaum, a cabaret singer.

Then Her daughter, Charline Spektor, graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 1975. Son Alexander attended Sarah Lawrence from 1977 to 1978.

Now Charline is a playwright and owner of the BookHampton Bookstores on Long Island. (Naturally, she carries Spektor’s book of poems, The Road to November) Alexander Spektor works in real estate.

Then Started giving small gifts to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence in 1954.

Now “I make a point of giving to the College every year because my Sarah Lawrence education brought my life so much value.”