UC San Diego Reaches $3 Billion in Its Fundraising Campaign

IBL News | New York

UC San Diego announced this month it raised $3 billion, surpassing its original goal o $2 billion, through a multibillion-dollar, 10-years old campaign concluding on June 30, 2022.

“In just over six decades, the University of California San Diego has become an international powerhouse in research, innovation, health care, the arts, and education,” said the institution.

Over 163,000 people — friends, alumni, foundations, and corporations — have supported the university with gifts and grants of all sizes, providing funding to 453 different areas on campus.

Around 100 national leaders and alumni collectively donated $1 billion to the campaign, and 46,500 alumni donated $253 million in gifts.

Among other gifts and donations, they are the following:

  • Joan and Irwin Jacobs provided $100 million in support for the landmark Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health, which opened in late 2016.
  • Ernest and Evelyn Rady committed $100 million in 2015 to help recruit and retain faculty and fund strategic priorities at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, which they helped establish in 2004 with a $30 million lead gift.
  • Denny Sanford donated $100 million to the creation of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center at UC San Diego Health in 2013. With another $100 million commitment, he went on to establish the T. Denny Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion, which focused on research into the neurological basis of compassion.
  • With a $75 million donation, alumnus Taner Halıcıoğlu ’96 donated $75 million in the largest alumni gift the campus has ever received to establish the Halıcıoğlu Institute for Data Science at UC San Diego.
  • The late Franklin Antonio ’74 became the first alumnus to have a building named in his honor – Franklin Antonio Hall – after making a $30 million gift to support the Jacobs School of Engineering.