The center will focus on Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases and foster the development of physician-scientists in neurology.
The couple’s gift will strengthen ethnic studies at UCLA and advance research in support of social justice.
The gift from alumnus Kirk Dunn will support research focused on cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health.
Lott, an attorney who earned her bachelor’s and law degrees from UCLA, will head the board of directors, which oversees $5.5 billion in assets.
The new center was made possible by more than $11.7 million in gifts from businessman and philanthropist Lowell Milken, a UCLA Law alumnus.
It’s that time again — an opportunity to take stock of a year filled with awe-inspiring achievements and more than a few surprises, and to celebrate the accomplishments of our entire Bruin community.
Easton, whose decades of service, leadership and philanthropic support left a lasting impact on UCLA, died Dec. 4.
Ancient wisdom: UCLA receives $11 million to establish Yarshater Center for the Study of Iranian Literary Traditions
The gift from the Persian Heritage Foundation honors the late Ehsan Yarshater, a pioneering scholar and researcher in the field.
The bequest intent epitomizes retired administrator and adjunct professor Tom Lifka’s longtime service to the university.
The driving force behind UCLA’s Operation Mend, Katz, a longtime donor and volunteer, has “helped society rethink how we care for the most vulnerable.”
UCLA received $692 million in new gifts and pledges from donors in all 50 U.S. states and 60 additional countries.
Proceeds from the sale of real estate owned by the couple will benefit the life sciences division, the Anderson School of Management, UCLA Athletics and the Faculty Club.
The couple’s philanthropic support and volunteer leadership have enriched UCLA for more than two decades.
The gift from Michael and Susan Kahn will include additional funding for classes and workshops.
The gift, from adjunct professor Larry Harding, honors his late father, UCLA alumnus Wayne Harding.
The James Horner Collection includes thousands of personal notes, scores, and orchestrations from over a hundred films.
A $15 million commitment for undergraduate scholarships from alumnus Peter Merlone serves as the lead gift.
The Riordan Programs, founded in 1987, provide mentorship and support for high school and college students and recent college graduates.
The inaugural chair holder is Dr. Beth Karlan, a UCLA professor of obstetrics and gynecology.
Dr. Artha Gillis, who studies the long-term effects of early-life adversity on children, will be the inaugural chair holder.
The gift from Andrea and Donald Goodman and Renee and Meyer Luskin will fuel research in one of the most promising areas of scientific inquiry.
Support, in the form of more than 74,000 gifts totaling $658 million, came from donors throughout the U.S. and around the world.
The gift from Charlie and Peggy Norris will allow UCLA to bring sustainable practices to the garden and campus.
A $1.67 million gift from the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation will establish the UCLA School of Dentistry’s MINDFUL program.
The gift is the latest from the esteemed scholars, whose philanthropy has supported programs and initiatives across campus for decades.