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Impact Stories: One Gift Can Change Everything

Philanthropic investment can completely transform the heights students, faculty and researchers can reach. A gift can fulfill aspirations, empower talent and bring immense change to our university and our world. Explore our stories below to see the impact a single gift can create.

Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego

University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. In recognition of


Pioneering Physiologist Establishes Endowed Chair at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Physiologist John B. West, MD, PhD, can claim many firsts during his career at the University of California San Diego. He was one of the first faculty members hired at the School of Medicine, in


Strauss Family Gives UC San Diego $1 Million to Help Develop a Cancer Vaccine

Iris and Matthew Strauss hold a great deal of respect for the doctors at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. When their daughter’s cancer reappeared, it was the first place they turned for


A Will to Ensure Change

It was time to give back, he decided. As David Gubser started to revise his will, he began to think of the causes that meant most to him. In the wake of the hate-based shootings

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