UCLA Anderson School of Management alumnus Joel Fried and his wife, Deanne Fried, have pledged $1 million to be used as a matching challenge to encourage support for the school from alumni and friends.
The Deanne and Joel Fried Anderson Fund Challenge will match each new or increased annual Dean's Society donation to the Anderson Fund. The Dean's Society recognizes those donors who make annual contributions to the fund of $2,500 or more, as well as students and new alumni who donate at least $1,000.
Dean's Society donors provide a foundation of critical support for the school, helping to sustain top-notch programs and provide support for many of the school's endeavors, ranging from student fellowships and alumni programs to faculty recruitment and retention.
"We are very grateful for the Frieds' continuing generosity, which encourages our donors to become engaged with UCLA Anderson," said Judy Olian, the school's dean. "The Frieds' matching program enhances the impact of gifts from alumni and friends and provides even added reasons to support UCLA Anderson."
The Fried Challenge is designed to match new Dean's Society donations dollar for dollar, with student contributions being matched at two-to-one. In addition, any upgrades made by Dean's Society members to their current gifts will also be matched.
"DeeDee and I believe strongly in the mission of UCLA Anderson," Joel Fried said. "We want to ensure that future Anderson students have the same opportunities to learn, grow and excel that I enjoyed during my time at the school."
Joel Fried is president and director of PRIMECAP Management Co. and co-executive officer and trustee of PRIMECAP Odyssey Funds. Along with two of his colleagues, he was awarded the Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year Award in 2003 by Morningstar.
Fried received his B.S. degree in economics/systems science from UCLA and his M.B.A. degree from UCLA Anderson (1986). He currently serves on the board of the UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance and Investments.
For more information on the Anderson Fund Challenge or the Dean's Society visit www.anderson.ucla.edu/challenge or contact Dana DuBose at 310-206-0639.
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