Three law students at Pepperdine University received grants for academic excellence and community service from Winnick Family Foundation

LOS ANGELES, CA – June  27, 2011 —  Pepperdine University has announced the three students who received Winnick Family Foundation Scholar grants during the 2011 academic year.  The three second-year law students are:  Gregory Zivna Boger, Catherine Moore, and Jennifer Sirrine.

S. Keith Hinkle, Senior Vice President For Advancement and Public Affairs, said: “We are grateful for the continuing commitment of the Winnick Family Foundation to our University and for its partnership with us in providing financial assistance to the most deserving students in our law school.  Financial aid is used to bridge the gap between the cost of education and the resources available through the families of the students.”

Gary Winnick stated: “The School of Law at Pepperdine University is unique in its commitment to a balanced curriculum that emphasizes community service with the challenging academic goals it sets for its students.  Gregory Boger is both an entrepreneur and a math tutor; Catherine Moore worked in Israel for a microfinance organization providing loans to women and minority families; Jennifer Sirrine is a published legal scholar.  Karen and I are pleased to support such future lawyers who have demonstrated commitment to community.”

About the Winnick Family Foundation

The Winnick Family Foundation encourages project-specific programs but also selectively supports capital campaigns and unrestricted gifts to grantee organizations.  There is a preference for projects in Los Angeles and New York – or for those having an international component.

Foundation naming grants include:

  • Winnick Family Clinical Research Institute at Cedars Sinai Hospital
  • Winnick House at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Arnold S.  Winnick Student Center at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University
  • Winnick International Conference Center at the Simon Wiesenthal Center / Jerusalem
  • Winnick Children’s Zoo in Los Angeles
  • Winnick Faculty Scholar at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Winnick Hall at the Skirball Cultural Center
  • Arnold & Blanche Winnick Popular Library and Karen Winnick Children’s Gallery at the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Winnick Hillel House at Syracuse University
  • Winnick Board Room at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
  • Winnick Winners Mentoring Program for the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Winnick Fellows at UCLA School of Medicine
  • Winnick Gallery at Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish HistoryKaren and Gary Winnick and the Foundation have endowed university and high school literacy and scholarship programs at Brown University, at Mrs. Winnick’s alma mater Syracuse University, and at Gary Winnick’s alma mater, Long Island University.

They have also funded the transformation of the on-campus C.W.  Post mansion administrative center – renamed Winnick House – as well as the main cafeteria which is now named in honor of Mr.  Winnick’s late father.

In California, the Foundation has supported educational programs at the California Science Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, KOREH L.A., the Los Angeles Zoo, L.A.’s Best Afterschool Program, the Wonder of Reading, the Fulfillment Fund and Noah’s Ark at the Skirball Center.

Among the many other Foundation grantees are the Special Olympics, The Center for Jewish History, Children’s Scholarship Fund, Partnership for Better Schools, Teach for America, The Gettysburg Foundation, The National Parks Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society, The Los Angeles Police Foundation, Shoah Foundation, and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University.

The Foundation also supports charities operating outside the United States, including the International Medical Corps, Flora and Fauna, World Wildlife Fund, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Israel Museum, the Israel Philharmonic, the Jerusalem Zoo, Heifer International and the Bloomfield Science Museum at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  For more information on the Foundation and its work, visit on the Web.