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At UC San Diego, people are the point. And our visionary donors are empowering a new generation of scholars to become changemakers, fueling innovative collaborative research, advancing new health care discoveries, and driving our campus’ transformation into a global destination.

sun godChanging the World Through Philanthropy: UC San Diego Raises $3.05 Billion as Campaign for UC San Diego Concludes

The funds have spurred a significant campus transformation, increased access with scholarships and fellowships for the next generation of leaders and expanded the university’s positive global impact. 


giving-3-billion-chancellor-200.jpegUniversity Becomes Nation’s Youngest to Reach $3 Billion in Fundraising Campaign

The Campaign for UC San Diego exceeded its initial $2 billion goal by $1 billion, fueling work to uncover solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges from Alzheimer’s disease to homelessness.


giving-impact-homelessness-hero-f344474e2592aa94.jpegTwo Gifts Establish Large-Scale Resource on Homelessness

The region’s first large-scale, university-based research and data hub focused exclusively on homelessness has launched thanks to campus friends Phyllis and Dan Epstein and Hanna and Mark Gleiberman. Each couple donated $1 million to establish the Homelessness Hub at UC San Diego.


giving-impact-liontree-arena-sign-65208988e612d444.jpegRIMAC Arena Named LionTree Arena in Honor of Gift

In recognition of a $5 million scholarship gift from LionTree, an independent investment and merchant bank founded by alumnus Aryeh B. Bourkoff ’95, RIMAC Arena will be named LionTree Arena. The gift is the largest ever to UC San Diego Athletics to support scholarships for scholar-athletes.


giving-impact-park-and-market-ribbon-cutting-web-990000079e04513c.jpegNew Downtown Hub Park & Market Opens to the Public

Made possible with philanthropic support from Malin Burnham and David and Claire Guggenheim, the new downtown center promises to be a cultural, intellectual and applied research hub. 



giving-impact-goeddel-family-gift1-bd6f9ea184924a1e.jpegGoeddel Family Technology Sandbox Named for Alumnus

The donation from David Goeddel ’72 and his wife Alena will support innovation, research and training in the School of Biological Sciences as well as undergraduate scholarships for Triton scholar-athletes. 



giving-impact-kavlie-microscope-6a8373115c6bc758.jpegKavli Foundation Donates $5M for Brain and Cognition Research

Matching funds from The Kavli Foundation, paired with gifts from generous donors, are driving groundbreaking research taking place in the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind.



giving-impact-ucare-edward-lee-85-add5263e2a554a58.jpegEdward Lee ’85 Leads with Care as a Ambassador

Former Alumni Board member Edward Lee ’85 was among more than 200 ambassadors in 2021 whose influence within his social and professional networks resulted in close to $65,000 raised in fewer than two days. 



giving-impact-biology-lab-malaria-4ed0070c01a1cd22.jpeg$1.4M Grant to Fight Malaria Awarded to Biology Lab

Ethan Bier, Distinguished Professor of developmental biology at UC San Diego and science director for the Tata Institute for Genetics and Society, is part of a team that has been working on next-generation gene drive systems based on CRISPR technology.

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