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Giving Update May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


What You Do Matters—
How Annual Gifts Make the Difference

Alumni have unique reasons for supporting UC San Diego. For some, it is the memory of a professor who inspired them. For others, it is the idea that they can support groundbreaking research with the potential to advance health and save lives.


By The Numbers

8 UC San Diego’s ranking out of 1,000 surveyed colleges in salary potential (PayScale College Salary Report).

8 Number of awards UCSD alumni received from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District VII (London Times, Higher Education).

36 UC San Diego’s ranking in the World Reputation Rankings.

156 UCSD-related companies in San Diego.

300 Number who participated in A Day of Action this past March.

6,740 Number of students who voted ‘No’ on the Division I Sports referendum (59 percent of total).

8,161 Number of degrees conferred in 2011.

9,000 Current number of UCSD Peace Corps volunteers.

75,968 Number of freshman and transfer applications for fall 2012 (second highest among UC campuses).

What You Do Matters

What You Do Matters
Goal: 10,000 alumni donors by June 2012!
Progress: Over 7,000 alumni made a gift so far!



Recent Gifts

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego received several major donations in early 2012 that exceeded $5.2 million. The gifts will help ensure the future excellence of the institution for many years ahead. The gifts included $3.5 million from the David Delacour estate; $1 million from the W.M. Keck Foundation; $680,000 from the Waitt Foundation and $300,000 from the Lowe Family Foundation.

The 15th Annual Heart of San Diego Gala raised nearly $400,000 to benefit the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. The formal gala was “An Affair to Remember,” honoring Emmy-winning producer of “Larry King Live,” Wendy Walker and founder of Eden Woods Investments, Randall Woods. CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta served as emcee.

In collaboration with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UC San Diego, InterDigital has launched the InterDigital Innovation Challenge (I²C), a wireless technology research contest designed to accelerate innovation in advanced wireless technologies. InterDigital’s charitable donation to Calit2 will provide funding for the contest, which will award a total of $175,000 in cash prizes.

For more information on giving to UC San Diego, please visit giving.ucsd.edu.


Inventing the Future: $50 Million Student-Support Campaign Pushes toward Goal

55% of undergraduates qualify for need-based financial support

Only 16% of graduate students receive fellowship support

There’s no question about it—our students are tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Yet at UC San Diego thousands of students need scholarships or fellowships to support their education.