DeVries Family Scholarship
In partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation, Gerald and Veronica DeVries are making sure their legacy of philanthropy will live on through the DeVries Family Scholarship. Long time believers in education, they have benefited from the help of community and government organizations and want to help make sure that students in Orange County facing financial challenges also have a path to secondary education. Veronica received a Bachelor of Music degree from DePaul University, Chicago and was an educator for more than 25 years. Currently, she is actively involved with the education arm of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. Gerald is a retired Vice President of Biological Sciences at Allergan, Inc., Irvine. He has a Ph.D. degree from Loyola University, Chicago and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In part, Gerald and Veronica created the DeVries Family Scholarship to recognize the extraordinary efforts of the teachers, staff and administrators of Saddleback Valley Unified School District in preparing their sons for higher education. Their son Michael graduated from UC Berkeley and Berkeley Law School and their son Brian received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, Boston. The DeVries family recognizes the importance of community support for students today and hopes that this Scholarship will aid them in the fulfillment of their goals.