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Spring 2005

Former Bruin Leaves Bequest to Help Patients and Families

Beverly Kraemer Brennan loved her time as a UCLA student. She joined Delta Gamma sorority, enjoyed Bruin sports events, and stayed active both academically and socially. But nationwide, times were hard. It was the 1940s, and the war was impacting everyone’s life. Like many of her friends, she left school to get married.

As Bev went on to raise her family of five children and 15 grandchildren, UCLA was never far from her thoughts. She kept in touch with her sorority sisters, took Extension classes, and continued cheering for the Bruins on the basketball court and football field. And when it came time to think about her estate plans, she naturally thought of UCLA.

Through a simple phrase in her will, she was able to leave a percentage of her estate to UCLA Medical Center.

“Mom really believed in the Medical Center,” explains her daughter, Kathy Brennan Dells. “She and many of her friends and family benefited from the wonderful things they do, and it was important in her life.” After Bev’s passing in October 2003, Kathy sent her mother’s bequest to the Partnership for Care Fund, which supports the Medical Center’s highest priority needs.

 “Mom was always very proud to be a Bruin,” Kathy says. “She wanted to leave something to those who so enriched her life and that of her children. And just as she wanted, this money will help make patients and their families more comfortable.”

If you are interested in making a bequest to benefit the UCLA Medical Center, we would be pleased to help you accomplish your goals. Please call Devon Brown at (800) 737-8252.

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