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           A Warm Welcome to-


all current and  prospective members of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee (BNC). We are one of the over 50 chapters, proudly being part of the BNC, the world's largest friends to a university organization.

Since 1948, the Brandeis National Committee (BNC) has been an integral part of Brandeis University, supporting its libraries, raising funds for neuroscience research and student scholarships - putting philanthropy first.

We strongly support Brandeis University, a Jewish founded, non-sectarian  university which offers a top-notch education in science as well as the arts.


Our chapter publishes five E-bulletins each year full of information about our study groups, entertaining fund-raising events and Brandeis University activities. BNC Study Groups at our chapter cover such areas as movies, books, card games, cooking, museum trips, national news, arts and crafts -- and more.


To learn more about the Brandeis National Committee and Brandeis University please visit: www.brandeis.edu/bnc

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Daily updates posted about Brandeis University and the BNC. Even if you are not a Facebook member, you can still view this page and what it is posted.


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This is YouTubeís dedicated Brandeis channel, where you can view hundreds of news and events videos, including commencement highlights, student interviews and visiting speaker lectures.


Live joyfully, enrich your life, make new friendships and be a part of Brandeis!


Janet Atkins
Santa Clara Valley Chapter President



BNC Mission Statement

Brandeis National Committee is dedicated to providing philanthropic support to Brandeis University, a distinguished liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community. Its membership is connected to the university through fundraising and through activities that reflect the values on which the university was founded: academic excellence, social justice, non-sectarianism, and service to the community.



              Our Accomplishments :

       Our amazing chapter has received the following awards from the
                                                  Brandeis National Committee


     Western Region Awards 2012                   Western Region Awards 2014

Golden Award - For Many Years of Devotion               Woman of the Year Award    

        Judith Stein                                                        Janet Truman     


You have, through the years, been an example                    We stand in awe of Janetís ability to handle

par excellence of the dedicated Volunteer, with no job            three different chapter board positions at

too difficult for you.You continue to show your dedication        once and applaud her willingness to assist

for your chapter, the BNC and Brandeis University.                  any chapter member needing help.


Woman of the Year Award  2011              Western Region Awards 2012 Silver Citation          Janet Truman                                                      Iz Truman           


For her passion, love and commitment                For Outstanding Articles on Brandeis University in

 to Brandeis University                                       Santa Clara Valley Chapter Publications.


National Awards 2016 :

Membership Award  for meeting our goal

National Awards 2015 :

Financial Awards for exceeding financial goals and for lowest expense/income ratio

National Awards 2014 :

Membership Award  for meeting our goal

Lowest Expense/Income Ratio  for keeping expenses for events to a very

                                           low percentage of the event funds raised

Western Region Awards 2013:


            Thanks go to the inspired editorial leadership of  co-editors

Judy Stein and Joyce Mendel, the beautiful work of design layout editor Judy Eskinazi  and the assistance of bulletin volunteers Judy Rogers, Janet Truman and Emery Fabri.



       To Rocki Kramer and Diane Fabri, co-chairs

           of  Lunch with the Author                 

         for their dedication and hard work.



Upon review of Nationalís calculations by Region, our chapter was determined to have the lowest expense/income ratio in the region for 2012/2013.  This information is on the BNC website.

National Awards 2012 :

  THE MEMBERSHIP AWARD :  For meeting our goal

National Awards 2011:

   THE MEMBERSHIP AWARD  :  For meeting our goal

   THE FINANCIAL AWARD  :  For meeting our goal
   LOUIS D. BRANDEIS AWARD : For meeting both our financial/membership goals and     conducting at least one study group using  Brandeis authored materials
  : Chosen from the Louie Award winners for their outstanding
support of the BNC mission



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