WELCOME TO THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CHAPTER
Of BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Since the founding of Brandeis University in 1948, the nationwide chapters of Brandeis National Committee (BNC) have been an on-going source of philanthropic support to the University.
Claire Rabishaw, President
Throughout the years, fund raising efforts of all BNC chapters have provided Brandeis with a world-class library which is so vital to a growing research university. Recent fund raising efforts have been dedicated to the support of Brandeis University researchers in more than 50 laboratories who are making great strides in the study of brain-related disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and ALS.
The San Fernando Valley Chapter of Brandeis National Committee (BNC) was chartered in 1962 and has grown to be the second largest chapter in the nation. The following Western Region Awards were presented to our Chapter for 2014-2015:
Presidential Citation for Social Justice and Community Service
President’s Citation for Chapter Communications
President’s Award for Learning Opportunities/ Study Groups
Presidential Citation/ Sustaining the Mind Campaign
Top Honor for Fund Raising Event/ Polka Dot Luncheon
Louis D Brandeis Honor Roll/ Western Region Chapter of the year
In addition we were recognized by the Brandeis National Committee for Meeting our Membership goals, Financial award for meeting our Financial goal, Louis D. Brandeis Honor Roll for having met both our Membership and Financial goals, and conducting at least one study group using Brandeis authored materials. We have been chosen as one of the five Chapters of the Year selected from the Louis D. Brandeis Honor Roll recipients for outstanding support of the Brandeis National Committee.
Our members have many opportunities to expand their social horizons and to make new friends. Members with similar interests come together in study/interest groups; such as, book clubs, movie review groups, and "On the Town" adventurers who visit local points of interest. Interest groups such as "Legal Puzzlers," "Current Events," and "Women in Transition" offer opportunity for stimulating discussion among group members. Participation in Volunteer Days through our Community Service programs present members with opportunities to give back to the local community.
Special fund raising events such as our Fall Luncheon, our Books & Authors Luncheon, and several speakers' events are held every year. These exciting, interesting, and fun-filled events offer members even greater opportunities to expand their social horizons as they come together in larger numbers to provide philanthropic support to Brandeis University.
Enjoy learning more about Brandeis, Brandeis National Committee, and the San Fernando Valley Chapter as you travel through this website.