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Thank you for a campaign like nonother

The Campaign for UC San Diego was our 10-year, university-wide comprehensive fundraising effort to enhance student support, ensure student success, transform our campus, connect our community, spark innovative research, and redefine medicine and health care on a global scale. We completed our ambitious campaign on June 30, 2022, raising a total of $3.05 billion.

We invite you to explore the impact of the Campaign for UC San Diego and learn more about the incredible momentum of ideas we have built together and how we will continue to make our campus — and our world — a better place.

A campaign like nonother

When UC San Diego became the youngest university in the country to surpass a multibillion-dollar fundraising milestone in a single campaign — and $3 billion raised in the Campaign for UC San Diego — we knew it was thanks to a boldly nontraditional community of donors, believers and doers.

Campaign for UC San Diego
By the Numbers


Unique donors




Unique areas impacted


New donors to UC San Diego


Donors have given $1M in support of the campaign


Endowed chairs established

Campaign Impact

Explore how UC San Diego, together with our philanthropic partners, have made an impact on our campus and community.


milk bank
Thanks to donor support, University of California Health and UC San Diego Health have launched the


Human Milk Banking Association of North America accredited milk bank in Southern California.

soviet art
Longtime supporters of the Division of Arts and Humanities Ann and Joel Reed donated


pieces of art from the Soviet impressionism and socialist realism periods, which are on display at the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.

chancellors associates scholarships


Chancellor's Associates Scholarships awarded since the program launched in 2013.

epstein family

Transformative gift establishes the Epstein Family Alzheimer's Research Collaboration at UC San Diego and USC to fuel collaborative research to discover effective therapies for Alzheimer's disease.

simons observatory
The Simons Foundation commits $20 million to support the Simons Observatory, located in Chile's Atacama Desert


feet above sea level, which will help scientists explore the origins of the universe.

jacobs medical school
Jacobs Medical Center celebrates

5 years

since opening the world-class facility in 2016, thanks to a visionary gift from Joan and Irwin Jacobs.

Rady school
Evelyn and Ernest Rady committed 

$100 Million

to Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

scripps facility
Members of the Scripps family made a gift of


to establish the Ted and Jean Scripps Marine Conservation and Technology Facility at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

paths program
A $1 million gift from UC San Diego alumni Kimberley Phillips Boehm '82 and Marcus Boehm '83 established the


program, which is designed to provide mentorship and financial support for UC San Diego undergraduate students in STEM majors who come from under-resourced communities.

Andrew Viterbi
Andrew J. Viterbi's historic gift to the Department of Ophthalmology will name the Viterbi Family Department of Ophthalmology and the Viterbi Family Vision Research Center, as well as establish


endowed chairs to attract and sustain exceptional physician-scientists.

sally wongavery

$10 Million

gift from alumna Sally T. WongAvery '75 establishes one of the largest dedicated library endowments to East Asian scholarship in North America.

Franklin Antonio
Named in honor of a gift from alumnus Franklin Antonio '74, Franklin Antonio Hall is designed to spark cross-disciplinary innovations within the


collaboratories — collaborative research spaces that make up the heart of the new engineering building.

mellon foundation grant
Grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are empowering UC San Diego's


cross-border community stations to unite community members and university researchers to tackle urban inequality across the San Diego-Tijuana binational region.

taner halicioglu
Taner Halıcıoğlu '96 makes the largest alumni gift to UC San Diego, directing

$75 Million

to establish the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute to promote interdisciplinary research and hands-on experience for students in the field.

Birch Aquarium
Robert and Allison Price donated $6 million to UC San Diego’s 

Birch Aquarium

to establish the Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education Fund, an education outreach program in ocean and earth science.

Endowed chairs
Since the first endowed chairs were established at UC San Diego in


the number of endowed chairs has expanded to include more than 255 chairs across nearly 70 academic departments, divisions and schools.

Liontree Arena
RIMAC Arena is renamed LionTree Arena in recognition of a

$5 Million

gift to support Triton scholar-athletes from alumnus Aryeh B. Bourkoff ’95.

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