Stanford L. Kurland Memorial Golf Classic and Silent Auction raise critical funds for UCLA Neuro-Oncology research

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Since its inception in 2021, the Stanford L. Kurland Memorial Golf Classic has brought together a community of generous sponsors and donors to raise critical funds and hope for those battling brain cancer. The event carries on the work and legacy of Stan Kurland, the late founder of Pennymac, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and received world-class treatment at UCLA until his passing. 

Now in its third year, the annual golf tournament has already raised more than $4.7 million to benefit the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program. The program, led by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy and Dr. David Nathanson, has used the funds to expand their research team and successfully develop a new drug treatment now in a clinical trial. 

To broaden its reach and impact, the event today announced the opening of the Stanford L. Kurland Memorial Golf Classic Silent Auction online. Between now and 6 PM PDT on June 9, 2024, anyone can make a bid and make a difference. All funds go directly to the UCLA Neuro-Oncology program in the fight to end brain cancer. Choose among over 60 exclusive items, from VIP entertainment events to luxury vacations and more, including:

  • Three-night stay at the Mauna Lani resort in Hawaii
  • Stunning diamond necklace set in gold
  • Clayton Kershaw autographed and framed Dodger jersey
  • Usher concert tickets with VIP access + two-night luxury suite stay in Las Vegas
  • And much more …

You’ll get a notification if you are outbid on any items, but be sure to check the Silent Auction site before it closes at 6 PM PDT on June 9, 2024, so you have a chance to place the winning bid.

If you would like to make a direct donation to the Stanford L. Kurland research fund to benefit UCLA Neuro-Oncology,  go to

To learn more about the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program, visit

Visit SLKGOLFCLASSIC.ORG for more information about the extraordinary event, the meaningful cause, and how you can get involved.