Success Across Campus

See how philanthropic support is playing out all over campus.


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Anderson School of Management

The campaign enabled the school to establish new fellowships and expand centers and initiatives covering entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, media, real estate, technology, and other topics. Donors enabled the school to build the new Marion Anderson Hall, named for one of its greatest benefactors.

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The College

Throughout the campaign, donors invested heavily to empower excellence across the UCLA College’s five divisions (humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and undergraduate education). The College raised 163% of its original campaign goal and doubled its overall endowment. Donor support created important new research institutes and centers that are advancing and applying knowledge for societal benefit. Major gifts also enhanced undergraduate programs that foster economic and social mobility.

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David Geffen School of Medicine / Health Sciences

Campaign donors created 67 new faculty chairs and provided resources for research in cancer, digestive diseases, neuroscience, transplantation, women’s health, and more. Charitable giving strengthened care programs for children, the elderly, veterans, and victims of sexual assault, and improved medical education through scholarships and school upgrades.

Fielding School of Public Health

The campaign led to a transformative gift to name and provide critical resources for the school, new endowed fellowships to support students during the year and in summer fieldwork, and the creation of centers to address targeted issues in public health. Gifts enabled the school to conduct research, advise policymakers, and build local and global community capacity to address health equity, infectious diseases, healthy aging, violence prevention, access to care, global poverty, and the health effects of climate change.

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Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Campaign gifts have helped the school advance research and practices that improve K–12 education. Among the school’s successes: It opened its second Community School in South Los Angeles and established new initiatives for specific populations, including foster youth and families and children with special needs.

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Herb Alpert School of Music

Established during the campaign, the school has benefited from gifts for scholarships to support talented students and for exploration and expansion of new degree programs and subject areas as the school continues to grow. The campaign provided the resources to build the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center.

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Luskin School of Public Affairs

Through the campaign, the school supported its recently launched public affairs major with new undergraduate scholarships and increased the number of fellowships and summer internship awards available for public policy, social welfare, and urban planning graduate students. The school renovated facilities, including the computer lab, and added new technology.

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Samueli School of Engineering

The campaign enabled the school to expand and diversify its student body with the support of new scholarships and grow its faculty with new endowed chairs. It enhanced the quality of its engineering education, adding hands-on experiences; industry and lab research opportunities; and Engineering VI, a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility.

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School of Dentistry

During the campaign, the school added five new endowed chairs and significantly increased student support with the help of its largest endowed scholarship gift to date. Donors enabled the school to renovate its dental clinics, further vital research, and enhance outreach programs serving the community to improve oral and systemic health outcomes.

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School of Law

Campaign gifts have created new fellowships for law students pursuing careers in human rights, entertainment, public law, and other fields. They have established new and expanded existing institutes, centers, and programs, advancing expertise and strengthening capacity to inform industry, government, and community partners.

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School of Nursing

The campaign enabled the school to add several endowed funds, including two fellowships, eight scholarships, three program support funds, and its first endowed faculty chair in more than 20 years. The school celebrated its 70th anniversary alongside UCLA’s centennial, enhancing its space with exhibits and artwork depicting school history and influential research.

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School of the Arts and Architecture

Through the campaign, the school launched renovation efforts for campus and community arts facilities, including the Hammer Museum, the Margo Leavin Graduate Arts Studios, and the Crest Theater, which will be renamed the UCLA Nimoy Theater. Gifts increased student support and helped the school celebrate milestones in the architecture and dance departments.

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School of Theater, Film and Television

Campaign gifts have established impressive new endowed scholarships that will attract talented, diverse students to the school’s world-renowned undergraduate and graduate programs. Donors also provided resources for the expansion of existing scholarships, the means for students to participate in cutting-edge research and technology, the appointment of distinguished visiting artists-in-residence, and the creation of UCLA TFT’s Skoll Center for Social Impact Entertainment.


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The campaign helped provide an unparalleled academic and athletic experience for UCLA’s more than 650 student-athletes. Gifts have enhanced program resources to support student-athletes, established new endowed scholarships and positions, and built state-of-the-art training facilities for football, basketball, and soccer.

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California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA

During the campaign, the institute’s researchers developed new technologies and approaches for diagnosing and treating disease; improving renewable energy sources; and eliminating pollutants in air, water, and land. Gifts also helped support public and professional education to prepare the next generation of scientists and the launch of a research innovation fund.

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Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

Campaign gifts have helped the Broad Stem Cell Research Center pursue groundbreaking research with potential implications for a variety of conditions, including blood disorders, cancer, and neurological injury and disorders. Private investment also has helped attract public funding for research while strengthening the center’s training programs and faculty recruitment and retention.

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Geffen Academy at UCLA

Launched with a campaign gift from its eponymous donor, Geffen Academy provides holistic education for hundreds of middle and high school students and will graduate its first senior class in 2021. Students benefit from a challenging curriculum, creative and hands-on opportunities, and a close partnership with UCLA.

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Institute of American Cultures

Celebrating its 50th anniversary during UCLA’s centennial, the institute supported students and faculty with new scholarships, awards, and endowed chairs during the campaign. Gifts to the institute and its four ethnic studies centers also advanced social justice research and community partnerships.

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International Institute

Campaign gifts have created new scholarships and fellowships to bring international students to UCLA and send Bruins to study abroad. On campus, the campaign enhanced centers and programs focused on countries and regions around the world, establishing and expanding lectures, events, and other programming.

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During the campaign, gifts enabled the library to secure new acquisitions, preserve and document valuable collections, and support scholars of all levels in undertaking research projects. One contribution endowed the university librarian’s position, expanding resources for educational, technological, and infrastructural priorities.