Alumni Fundraising Page

On Saturday, March 18, 2017, Farnaz and I will be running/walking with Team JVS at the 2017 LA BIG 5K at Dodger Stadium and we would love you to join and/or support us.

Source: Ivory Tower 2014 – Documentary by Andrew Rossi

The mission of Team JVS is to raise funds and provide qualified Jewish students with financial assistance through grants from the JVS Scholarship Program. We are honored to have benefited from this marvelous program while attending Wayne State University School of Medicine.  Sadly the cost of higher education continues to soar which makes the need to support this program much greater.

There are few experiences more gratifying than helping someone reach a better place in his or her life, and that is exactly what Jewish Vocational Service does every day. We are so grateful for the opportunity to run/walk in the LA BIG 5K and raise awareness and funds for the JVS Scholarship Endowment. Last year alone, the JVS Scholarship program awarded $614,050 to 193 Jewish students.   


  1. Help us reach our goal by making a gift (stay at home, sleep-in and be a virtual walker)
  2. Run or walk with us
  3. Create your own run/walk team

Thank you so much for supporting us and our goal to help more students achieve their academic dreams.

Kevin and Farnaz Hayavi

When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
6:00 am -- Dodger Stadium Parking Lots Open
6:30 am -- Late Registration/Bib Pick-Up Opens in Parking Lot G
8:00 am -- LA BIG 5K Race Start

JVS is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID 95-1691012.