Sidney Hollander was a pioneer in market and political research, and a leader in the civil rights movements. He worked with developer James W. Rouse in building Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, and he conducted election polls for newspapers and political candidates throughout his career. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Haverford College and then studied at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the University of Chicago.
In 1959, Mr. Hollander helped form Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes justice in housing for all people by combating housing discrimination. He later received the Elizabeth Gilman Award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He remained a great social activist throughout his life.
Mr. Hollander was a generous donor to the Center for International Policy dating back to 1992. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 100.