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.


Shiley Eye Center

Newly Named Shiley Eye Institute Projects Bigger and Bolder Vision

The Institute will include the new Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology, created with an anonymous $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient.

Hellenic Studies Center

Division of Arts and Humanities Launches Center for Hellenic Studies

Gifts from the Hellenic Cultural Society and an anonymous donor support the new center – a modern forum where faculty, researchers and students can collaborate and study the Hellenic World.

Jacobs Medical Center

Building the Future of Health Care

More than 1,000 donors have given $131 million in support of the Jacobs Medical Center, the largest hospital project underway in Southern California.

Big Bang ArtPower

‘Big Bang’ ArtPower! Fundraisers Benefit Student Engagement Fund

With the ongoing support from event attendees, the ArtPower! Student Engagement Fund fosters deeper and more meaningful arts engagement experiences for students, maintaining a vibrant and creative campus community.