The late Bernice Wenzel and Wendell “Jeff” Jeffrey, both UCLA professors, were well known for their longtime commitment to the university.
Centennial Campaign for UCLA
The gift is the largest ever contribution that a tribe has made to a law school and one of the biggest in history from a tribe to a university.
There have been 225 recipients of the scholarships since 1989. Another 13 recipients will begin their studies in the fall.
The gift from Hellman Fellows Fund will permanently endow the campus’s program, which supports research by junior faculty.
The new directors are Dennis Keegan, Christine Simmons, Zev Yaroslavsky, D’Artagnan Scorza, Cheryl Lott and Chau Le.
The Kellie Newcomb Hepper and Jeffrey Hepper Centennial Scholarship is open to undergraduates in any field who are struggling economically.
The gift will advance research being led by professors Anne Rimoin and Grace Aldrovandi.
The gift will support Herb Alpert School of Music cello students and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
The gift will support research aimed at understanding the SARS-CoV2 virus, developing methods to detect infection and creating therapies to treat infection.
The faculty position will focus on researching the disorder and pursuing new insights into its treatment.
With financial assistance from the cast and crew of the TV show, Jonathan Shi is planning a career in medicine to give back to his community.
Antonia Sanchez was able to enroll in the classes she needed because of the Ruth Anne Kenney Centennial Scholarship.
Aradhna Tripati, founder of the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science at UCLA, and her dedication to inclusion have inspired donors’ support.
The contribution expands a scholarship fund that Gene and Sharon Chang established in 2019.
About 81% of the gifts were less than $1,000, indicating the broad-based support for the campus’s mission.
Maria Nava Gutierrez came to Los Angeles as a child, earned honors as a UCLA undergrad and is poised to make her mark in the law.
The Helen F. Shishino Centennial Scholarship has allowed Yuliana Estrada to spend her energies focusing on her work rather than worry about paying bills.
Vice Chancellor Rhea Turteltaub discusses the factors that ignited the campaign and why there is cause for even more optimism about the campus’s future.
“Any school in the world would dream of having these instruments in their possession,” said Movses Pogossian, professor of violin.
The gift, from alumna Alicia Miñana and her husband, Rob Lovelace, establishes a hub that will engage scholars, community organizations, practitioners and lawmakers.
The funds will help the Simms/Mann–UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology expand its reach to community clinics.
UCLA’s Psychology Tower has been renamed Pritzker Hall in recognition of the gift.
The gift is the largest from an individual donor in the history of the UCLA College’s humanities division.
The theater was renamed Lani Hall in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singer Lani Hall.