Building named after endowment was granted
THE SANTA CLARA
May 22, 2014
The Arts and Sciences Building was officially named Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall after the former Santa Clara professor and his wife made an $8 million donation.
The new building’s name was unveiled during a ceremony on May 15.
“It was to not only recognize and thank the Varis for a gift to name the building, but for an endowment that will be eventually created for the arts and humanities,” said Marie Brancati, director of external relations for the College of Arts and Sciences.
The endowment will be used to support projects related to the arts and humanities. This will include opportunities for research, faculty development and guest speakers.
“The way the Varis are providing the money is very broad and it will be used to benefit and enrich the university community,” Brancati said.
Victor Vari originally began teaching Italian at Santa Clara in 1946. After 66 years of work, he retired in 2012 at the age of 92.
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