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Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Campus Currents: UCSD Stories
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors

The Cost of      Catastrophe
Portraits of a Chinese      Past
Welcome to Scripps      Around the Globe

Making Waves

Digital Fish
Dancing in the Desert
Ticking down to the      "Big One"
Sixth Sense


Capital Campaign May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


More Than $900 MILLION

Supporters Invest More Than $900 Million in UCSD’s Future

If you take a walk around campus this fall, you might be surprised to see just how much has changed in the last few years— transformations that were made possible through donations to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next. MORE

Chancellor’s Chair Challenge
Last December, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox initiated a partial-match program to
encourage private support for faculty. When the six-month program concluded
at the end of May, it had generated commitments for 17 new endowed faculty chairs (subject to UCSD Academic Senate and UC Office of the President approvals). These endowed chairs will exist in perpetuity to honor and recruit distinguished teachers and researchers. To learn more about how you can support UCSD faculty, please call (858) 534-1610 or email




The Preuss School: Achieving the Attainable Dream

This fall, 13 graduates of The Preuss School—a college-preparatory middle and high school affiliated with UC San Diego—will eagerly begin life as UCSD undergrads. For many of these low-income students, scholarships have made attending college an attainable dream. They can look forward to receiving a stellar undergraduate education thanks to their own hard work, determination and the generosity of others.

“I can’t thank enough those who generously support UCSD’s student scholarships,” says Preuss alum and UCSD scholarship holder, Amanda Esquivel.

But not every Preuss graduate is so lucky. While 30 students were admitted to UCSD this fall, not all are attending. Some enrolled elsewhere, but others were simply not able to attend UCSD due to financial concerns—something that wouldn’t have happened had there been additional scholarship support available.

Scholarship gifts of any amount can help Preuss alumni face the financial challenges of attending UCSD and assist with covering costs for tuition, fees and books. To learn more about how you can help, contact Donald Stump at (858) 822-6616 or

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next


Recent Gifts
Jerri-Ann and Gary Jacobs, ’79, have
provided $1 million in support of graduate fellowships at the Division of Social Sciences. This is the largest single gift ever made to the division by an alumnus. In recognition of their generosity, the couple has been named to the Alumni Founders, which honors alumni who contribute $1 million or more to the University. MORE

An anonymous donor has provided $500,000 to support the UCSD Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center. The gift provides current-use funds for research in cardiovascular disease. MORE

Allene Wong, ’71, has provided $260,000 to endow a scholarship to offset non-resident fees for high achieving students from Hawaii who are majoring in engineering or science. As an alumna who came to UCSD from Hawaii, she created the endowment in hopes of encouraging and assisting other students making the same academic journey. MORE

Jon Sundt recently provided a gift of $250,000 to support the UCSD Recreation Department, which offers facilities and programs for students, staff, faculty, alumni and the University community. This donation— the first major gift in the history of the UCSD Recreation epartment—provides both current-use funds and endowed funds to support campus recreation. MORE

Learn More

For more information about The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next:
• Contact the Office of Development at (858) 534-1610 or campaign@ucsd.edu.
• Visit our Web site at campaign.ucsd.edu.
• Sign up to receive the Campaign Report by e-mailing us at campaign@ucsd.edu.