UCI students walk in front of The Paul Merage School of Business.

Financial Literacy Program Gets $50,000 from Alumna and $10,000 from Pacific Life Foundation

Investment manager and certified financial planner Pamela Adams, MBA ’98 believes in paying it forward. Her $50,000 gift to The Paul Merage School of Business‘ LIFEvest financial literacy program will provide money management education to underserved high school freshmen and sophomores.

LIFEvest is a weeklong, on-campus program that is sponsored by the business school’s Center for Investment & Wealth Management. Launched in the summer of 2011, the program has served 218 students to date.

“For me, professional success and charitable giving go hand in hand,” says Adams. “By endowing these scholarships, I hope to pass on my philosophy of giving with intention, so our younger generation’s philanthropy makes a positive difference.”

The Pacific Life Foundation has also awarded $10,000 to The Paul Merage School of Business’ LIFEvest financial literacy program.

“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.”