About the Usdan Family

As president of the Lemberg Foundation, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan was a generous benefactor to many. Her social vision and sense of responsibility to help others inspired her children. In honor of their mother, John ’80 and Eva Usdan, Adam Usdan ’83 and Andrea Pollack, and Esme Usdan and James Snyder donated the major funding for a new center of communal life at Wesleyan.    

John Usdan remarks, “The exchange of ideas and collaboration between students and faculty is critical to the intersection of the social and intellectual lives of our students. The University Center grew from the recognition that Wesleyan could enrich the experience of our community in a place full of opportunities to bring our campus together.”