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Capital Campaign
   

The Alumni Founders:
Leadership, Action, Involvement

Alumni support reflects a lasting belief and confidence in UCSD, and in the value of a degree from UCSD. A new group of donors, the Alumni Founders, have demonstrated their belief in UCSD through their remarkable leadership and involvement.

The Alumni Founders hold the distinction of being the first UCSD alumni to give $1 million or more to the University. Membership is based on cumulative giving, and the group will eventually include the first 50 alumni whose gifts reach the $1 million mark.

The inaugural Alumni Founders include:

Sheldon Engelhorn
B.A. Biological Sciences, ’72
Engelhorn is an avid supporter of scholarship programs, and chairs the UCSD Undergraduate Scholarship Council. He and his wife, Susan, founded the Engelhorn Family Scholarship Fund, UCSD’s largest scholarship program designated for transfer students. He is also a member of the Campaign Cabinet and is a UC San Diego Foundation Trustee.

Gary E. Jacobs
B.A. Economics, ’79
An active alumni volunteer, Jacobs serves as chair of the Campaign Steering Committee. He and his wife, Jerri-Ann, have made generous gifts to the Division of Social Sciences, the Chancellor’s Associates, and to Friends of Judaic Studies.

Sheri Jamieson
B.A. Anthropology, ’73
Jamieson’s generous gifts have benefited several areas of campus, including UCSD Health Sciences’ cancer and cardiovascular centers, University Art Gallery, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UCSD Libraries. She is also a Silver Circle member of the Chancellor’s Associates.

Walter Munk, Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, ’47
Munk holds the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanography Chair at the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps. Munk and his wife, Judith, have been supporters of Scripps and UCSD throughout the last 50 years.

Mark A. Pine
B.A. Physics, ’76
Pine and his wife, Rebecca, have given generously to the Jacobs School of Engineering, Alumni Relations and the UCSD Fund, and they recently made a generous gift to be used at the discretion of the UCSD chancellor. Pine is an active alumnus in the Bay Area.

Peter Preuss
M.A. Mathematics, ’67
Preuss and his wife, Peggy, provided the leadership gift for the Preuss School, a charter middle-high school on the UCSD campus. They are members of the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates, Alumni Association, Board of Overseers, Campaign Cabinet and Chancellor’s Laureates. Preuss is a UC Regent and former Trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation.

The inaugural members of the Alumni Founders were honored during the Alumni Association Awards for Excellence Gala
in October.

 
"The Alumni Founders are the first alumni to give $1 million or more to the University."

Sheldon Engelhorn
Sheldon Engelhorn

Gary E. Jacobs
Gary E. Jacobs
Photo: Melissa Jacobs

Sheri Jamieson
Sheri Jamieson

Walter Munk, Ph.D.
Walter Munk, Ph.D.
Photo: Jeff Corda