Giving to Your Core Passion

NSU's Jamie Mayersohn, director of operations, Mailman Segal Center for Human Development

Jamie Mayersohn and her husband, Joel Mayersohn are longtime supporters and legacy donors to the NSU Mailman Segal Center for Human Development (MSC). Helping children, especially those most vulnerable, has always been at the core of their charitable work.

Upon moving to Florida 20 years ago, Joel Mayersohn served on the board of the MSC Baudhuin School, a preschool for children with autism spectrum disorders. Although she never intended to work there when volunteering and being hired as a consultant by Dean Roni Leiderman, Jamie Mayersohn has been with MSC full time for the past 10 years.

“Our kids have been very fortunate,” said Joel Mayersohn. “They haven’t been impacted with issues such as autism, and we’ve been able to give them a lot of things that other children don’t have. We see the ability in our lives to help others, especially children.” Added Jamie Mayersohn, “MSC recognizes that it’s not just that child or even that family, but us as a society. We all benefit when our weakest or most vulnerable are helped.”

“MSC embodies all of the core values of the university and the things that we care about—direct service programs to children, research, community outreach, and respect for diversity.”

The couple said they learned the importance of charity and community building from their parents and have proudly passed that legacy on to their children.

“We’ve been very fortunate to have the ability to make some difference in people’s lives and some impact on the community,” said Joel Mayersohn. “We were both raised with an understanding that it’s just what you do, in whatever capacity you have. It is the very core of who we are, who we surround ourselves with, how we would like our children to be, and how they are now that they are adults.”


For more information about creating a legacy gift, please contact Andrea Darlow, senior director of development for legacy gifts at (954) 262-2135 or at