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Scholarship Endowment

Bay Area Bruins / Marijane Viat Memorial Endowment Fund

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Established in 1986, the Bay Area Bruins / Marijane Viat Memorial Endowment Fund helps fund the state-wide Alumni Scholarship Program, specifically benefiting students from the Bay Area.

This endowment has grown to nearly $400,000 primarily through generous contributions made by members of the Bay Area Bruins. Our long-range goal is to be able to make multiple awards each year of an amount sufficient to cover tuition and fees.

To establish the endowment at its inception, a core group of network members made multiyear pledges of $1,000 annually to anchor the endowment. Now, we would like to ask all members and friends of the Bay Area Bruins to contribute whatever amount you feel you can to help us fund these scholarships at a meaningful level. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. The endowment fund is managed by The UCLA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more detailed information on the endowment and instructions on setting up a pledge account or making a one-time contribution, please contact Jeanine Dalis Klima, Director of Development Alumni Scholarships, at 310-983-3065 or

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