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UCLA Foundation’s new leadership aims to help campus reach goal of raising $1 billion for student support

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William Mitchell

William Mitchell, the new chairman of the UCLA Foundation’s board of directors, said he wants to further the campus’s philanthropic goals, in particular by helping to raise $1 billion for student financial support during the Centennial Campaign for UCLA.

Mitchell, an information technology executive and the founding partner of Sequel Capital Management, made the remarks in a news release (PDF) announcing his appointment and those of new board members Chris Adams, Susan Baumgarten, Jeffrey Brown and Russell Hagey.

The release also noted the new terms of returning board members Yolanda Gorman and chair emeritus Peter Taylor.

The Foundation enables individuals to turn philanthropy into action to make a global impact as it manages donated resources for the advancement of UCLA.

“The Foundation is keenly focused on strengthening philanthropic support of UCLA, including partnering with fellow leaders to ensure the success of the $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign for UCLA,” Mitchell said. “I am particularly proud of the board’s commitment to help Chancellor Gene Block raise $1 billion in student support.”

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