Your Gift Makes a Difference

With the support of generous alumni, parents, faculty and staff, students and friends, UC San Diego can continue to achieve the extraordinary. Here are real stories that share how generous gifts impact the campus, San Diego and the world by funding cutting-edge research, advancing patient care, recruiting stellar faculty, supporting student access to education and training tomorrow's leaders.


Julie's Garden by Jerome Walker

Shiley Eye Center Helps Artist Return to His Canvas

Local artist Jerome Walker was nearly blind when he first came to the Shiley Eye Center. Today, thanks to the generosity of donors and advanced care, he is looking forward to the future.



Joseph Ocampo

Fiesta de las Estrellas Honors Student "Stars"

In Joseph Ocampo's family, he is a bright, shining star. First in his family to attend a four-year university, he is one of UC San Diego's outstanding student "stars."



Sam Ersan

Music Enthusiast Gives the Gift of Music

Renowned UC San Diego faculty, exceptional soloists and special guests from the international chamber music scene are all brought together thanks to the support of lifelong music lover Sam Ersan.


Triton water polo team

Water Polo Team Plays World's Best

Our Water Polo team will soon be on their way to Croatia to compete against some of the best water polo teams in the world, thanks to a special fundraiser hosted by Panera Bread.



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Students Learn Benefits of Giving Back

Students at UC San Diego are focused on more than just classes. They are focusing on giving back and helping their fellow students through the “Give. Invest. Gain.” initiative, which raises funds for student scholarships.