Vu Nguyen Memorial Scholarship Foundation
A California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation

Organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3)
Your donation is tax-deductible.  You will receive your 501(c)(3) receipt shortly after making your donation, and your name will be added to our honor roll page.

The Foundation

The Vu Nguyen Scholarship & Service Foundation was started by a group of Vu’s family and close friends.  In establishing this foundation, we hope to pay tribute to Vu and honor his desire to make the world a better place through serving his community. 

We include Vu's family members, Vu's friends from elementary school, high school, college, and his brothers from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. We all knew Vu as a wonderful friend, and a great man. Vu was the ‘best man’ in at least three weddings and ‘god father’ to three children of family and friends. He was a believer in God and a devoted member of the Catholic Church. He was a special individual who touched many lives and was a true role model.  

The mission of our foundation is to encourage impoverished California youth wishing to enter a life employed in public service through scholarship and to promote a positive outlook between law enforcement, California youth, and communities working together to reduce violent crime and street gang activity.

The foundation is run by Vu's friends and family.  The Vu Nguyen Memorial Scholarship Foundation's board members are:


Ben Garcia President

Danny Castanho Vice President

John Muraoka Treasurer

Chris Morris Secretary

Ricardo Bautista Board Member

David Muraoka Board Member

Lawrence Hemsley Board Member

Jason Scoles Board Member



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