Brandman News

Irvine campus makes holiday wishes come true

December 02, 2015 by Brandman University
Kelly Rico organized a 'Wish Tree' for the Regional Center of Orange County at Brandman University.

Kelly Rico organized a “Wish Tree” for the Regional Center of Orange County. Irvine campus members purchased gifts fo 60 individuals.

Staff and faculty members at Brandman University Irvine campus are providing gifts for 60 individuals through the Regional Center of Orange County’s Wish Tree this holiday season. Kelly Rico, senior executive assistant for the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Student Affairs, organized the wish tree.

Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) coordinates services and support for more than 18,000 people in the county with developmental disabilities. Many families who have children with disabilities have very low incomes and cannot afford to buy holiday presents. Other gifts went to adults, with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or intellectual disabilities, who have no families and would not receive holiday gifts without the generosity of people throughout the county.

Those who were unable to participate in the wish tree can still make donations to the center’s Brian’s Fund, named for a young man with a developmental disability who spent his 28-year life seeking to help others. Donations payable to Brian’s Fund may be mailed to Jennifer Casteel, Regional Center of Orange County, P.O. Box 22010, Santa Ana, CA 92702. The account helps pay for emergencies and special needs that are not funded by any other source.

Become a Student

Have questions about enrollment, degree programs, financial aid, or next steps?

Further your education with a few questions

Please enter your zip code to proceed.
Please enter a valid zip code to proceed.
Is this an international zip code?
Please select a degree type
Please select your area of interest
Please select a program type
Please select a session
Please enter your name
Please enter your last name
Please enter your email to proceed
Please enter a valid email address
Please enter your phone number to proceed.
Please enter a valid phone number.

About Brandman

Earn your bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or certificate at Brandman, a regionally accredited university.

We value your privacy

By submitting this form, I agree that Brandman may contact me about educational services by voice, pre-recorded message and/or text message using automated technology, at the phone number provided, including wireless numbers. I understand that my consent is not required to attend Brandman University. Privacy Policy