In terms of college-level education, I also have been involved in the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture since 1999.
Three New Members Named to Board of Visitors for UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture
Carolyn Campbell | March 25, 1999
Three new members have joined the Board of Visitors of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. They are Aubrey Chernick, Jerry Moss and Paul Reiser, all of Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Daniel Neuman, dean.
The Board of Visitors acts as a liaison with the community, provides an understanding of the school’s teaching, research and public service mission, and assists in procuring the financial resources needed to maintain the excellence of the school’s programs. The board serves as a vital link between the professional architecture and arts worlds, the university and the community.
“Aubrey Chernick, Jerry Moss and Paul Reiser have demonstrated their strong support for the plans we have set forth to create the best university-based arts school in the country,” said Neuman. “We are delighted that they have chosen to express their continued commitment to our school by serving on our Board of Visitors.“
Aubrey Chernick is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Candle Corporation in Santa Monica, one of the largest independent software vendors in the world. His clients include federal agencies, state governments, utilities and aerospace companies. He pioneered several innovations in the software industry and was one of the first entrepreneurs to use telemarketing for major software sales.
The Candle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Candle Corporation, was founded in 1982 to fund worthy social and cultural programs. The foundation participates in community investment and redevelopment efforts, education and information-dissemination programs, medical research, and drives to combat hunger and homelessness. PC WORKS, founded by Chernick in 1995,began as an effort to refurbish and donate used computer equipment to non profit agencies and schools. The program was expanded to teach inner-city youth and young adults how to refurbish PCs and peripherals. Candle provides these students with in-depth instruction on software programs and languages, and hires interns to work throughout the company.