November 29, 2021

Message from the President

The mission of BNC is to provide philanthropic support for Brandeis University.  One way we do this is by designating proceeds from many of our events to support the Sustaining the Mind Campaign.

Brandeis University researchers in over 50 laboratories are pioneering in the field of brain-related disorders, including Alzheimer’s, ALS and Parkinson’s diseases. Scientists in the areas of neurodevelopment, neurodevelopment disorders and neurodegeneration are trying to understand the fundamental biological processes underlying brain function.

This campaign helps fund some of that research which has been recognized by a Nobel Prize, the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, and a MacArthur “Genius” Grant — not bad for a mid-sized university!

Our support for last year’s Magnify the Mind Campaign helped the University purchase a powerful two-photon microscope that images intact brain circuitry in the living brain.

With the new campaign for the Library, HONORING OUR HISTORY, Transforming Unique Collections

Highlighting Social Justice, we are going back to our roots. The organization began by putting the first books on the shelves of the fledgling university, and we have always honored this commitment.  Our non-designated funds also support the Library.

That said, I feel that Wycliffe BNC greatly benefits our community.

I think of our organization as being a “Wycliffe Community School”.  This year we offer 40 study groups, including several excursions.  Some study groups have several sessions.

The Book and Author Luncheon and the annual program at the Delray Beach Playhouse, the tickets to the extraordinary Miami City Ballet and the Spanish River Concerts, are among the larger events that we bring to both members and nonmembers.

I, along with my co-Presidents, look forward to seeing you at our events this season.

Joan Tepper, co-President




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