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Giving Update May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Large or Small, Your Gift Makes a Difference

For alumni and friends of public universities such as UC San Diego, giving provides an opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of students, faculty and staff -- as well as on the local community and beyond.

Q&A with Tony Jackson, M.D. ’74


Reach a High Note with a Donation to the Conrad Prebys Music Center

After years of planning, research and design, a state-of-the-art music center at UC San Diego is finally taking shape, thanks to the vision of Music Department Chair Rand Steiger and generous donors.

The Conrad Prebys Music Center will feature an acoustically advanced, 400-seat concert hall that is destined to become one of the finest in the world. The Music Center will allow students and faculty to rehearse, study and create in contemporary facilities. San Diego community residents will also benefit by being able to enjoy music in leading edge performance spaces.

“The State of California makes it possible for us to build adequate buildings, ” Steiger said. “Private support enables us to build great buildings that will leave an enduring legacy for generations.”

UCSD Music Center donors Joel Reed, Ann Reed, Debra Turner and Conrad Prebys

Naming opportunities are still available to donors at the Music Center, ranging from $10,000 to $3 million, including: music practice rooms starting at $10,000 and faculty studios starting at $30,000.
To learn more about the UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, contact Kim McCartney, ’94, at (858) 534-9043 or kmccartney@ ucsd.edu.

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next

Recent Gifts

• The Wachovia Foundation recently gave a gift of $5 million to the Rady School of Management to support the construction of Phase II of the Rady School campus. This gift establishes Wachovia as a founder-level donor to the Rady School.

• The Walton Family Foundation has provided a gift of $2 million to establish the Martin Stein Endowed Chair in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The endowment will expand and ensure that the next generation of pediatricians receives the most advanced teaching in patient care and research.

Walter Munk, Ph.D. ’47, established two charitable gift annuities totaling $500,000 that will support the Charles F. Kennel Endowed Director’s Fund at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Munk’s gift annuities will provide future Scripps directors with discretionary funding.

• The Getty Foundation has awarded a $99,800 grant to UC San Diego’s John Muir College to develop and implement a heritage preservation plan for the college’s suite of iconic, modernist buildings.

Iris and Matthew Strauss provided a $100,000 gift to the Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center Director’s Discretionary Fund. In recognition of the Strauss’s gift, the Center’s Infusion Center waiting room was named in memory of their daughter, Stefanie.

• The Elizabeth Keadle Fund at the San Diego Foundation has given $250,000 to fund Phase I of the Environment and Sustainability Initiative (ESI) planning process. ESI was formed at UC San Diego to bring together the intellectual resources of the campus around the challenges of sustainability.

Learn More
For more information on giving to UCSD, please visit www.giving.ucsd.edu, email giving@ucsd.edu or call the Office of Development at 858-534-1610.