The UCLA Anderson School of Management has received a $1.5 million gift from investment managers Donnalisa and William M. Barnum, Jr. to establish the Donnalisa and William M. Barnum, Jr. Endowed Term Chair in Management. The endowed chair will support the teaching and research efforts of distinguished UCLA Anderson faculty.

"As UCLA embarks on its Centennial Campaign, the Anderson School of Management is fortunate to count the Barnums among our strongest of supporters," said Anders Yang, associate dean for development at UCLA Anderson. "We are excited to partner with Donnalisa in her leadership role for the campaign."  

Donnalisa Barnum, who received her M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson in 1986, is a senior vice president and portfolio manager at Capital World Investors, a division of Capital Research and Management Company, a Los Angeles-based investment management firm with assets of approximately $1.1 trillion. Prior to joining The Capital Group, she worked on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley. She also serves as chair of UCLA Anderson's Campaign Committee and on the UCLA Investment Company board.    

Bill Barnum is lead partner at Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that targets investments in middle-market, consumer-related businesses and manages more than $1.2 billion. He earned a J.D./M.B.A. at Stanford University.  

Read the complete announcement at UCLA Anderson School of Management.