Centennial Campaign for UCLA

New endowment from entrepreneur Steven Gordon will fund real estate education


The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate has received a $1 million gift from Los Angeles real estate entrepreneur Steven C. Gordon to establish the Steven C. Gordon Real Estate Student Endowment. 

The endowment will significantly enhance UCLA students’ opportunities in the field of real estate. Funds from the endowment will be directed to support such activities as curriculum development, real estate case competitions, distinguished speakers series, professional mentoring, career services and related pedagogical activities.

“Steve’s gift is a real game changer for the Ziman Center,” said Stuart Gabriel, director of the Ziman Center. “It will provide innovative learning opportunities for some of the nation’s brightest and most promising students, and it will help to solidify UCLA’s place among the very best university-based real estate programs in the world.”

Gordon is a globally recognized leader in business and real estate. He is chairman and has been a principal owner of Domino Realty Management Company for more than 30 years, during which time he has been actively involved in the acquisition, development and management of over $1 billion in California real estate, including commercial, residential and industrial properties. Gordon attended UCLA as an economics major.

“I feel privileged to be a part of such a fine institution as the UCLA Ziman Center and enabled to create a program of current student support to grow future supporters of the Ziman Center and UCLA Anderson School,” Gordon said.

The donation is part of the $4.2 billion UCLA Centennial Campaign, which is scheduled to conclude in December 2019 during UCLA’s 100th anniversary year.

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