Tennyson Oyler, president of the Pacific Life Foundation, presents a $10,000 check to Lee Anne Maki (center), associate director of UCI's Center for Investment & Wealth Management, and Diane Ford, assistant director of corporate relations at The Paul Merage School of Business.

The Pacific Life Foundation has awarded $10,000 to The Paul Merage School of Business’ LIFEvest financial literacy program. Sponsored by the school’s Center for Investment & Wealth Management, the annual program takes place during the summer, providing money management education to underserved high school freshmen and sophomores. “Equipping today’s youth with the tools to gain financial self-reliance and well-being can help them reach a bright future,” said Lee Anne Maki, associate director of the CIWM. “This is the second time our program has received this gift from the Pacific Life Foundation, and we thank them for their continued support in helping us set the standard for excellence in financial literacy education throughout the communities we serve.” LIFEvest is a weeklong, on-campus program that teaches money and investment management skills, with the goals of instilling in the students a desire to strengthen their understanding of financial matters, encouraging the pursuit of higher education and inspiring confidence in all areas of life.