The gift is the largest from an individual donor in the history of the UCLA College’s humanities division.
Craig Ehrlich, who graduated from UCLA in 1978, will take over leadership of the foundation’s board July 1.
The theater was renamed Lani Hall in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singer Lani Hall.
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television receives $10 million commitment from Elizabeth and Kenneth Whitney
The revitalization of the Ralph Freud Playhouse is scheduled for completion in 2024.
The reinvestment brings his total giving to UCLA to more than $450 million, including nearly $250 million during the Centennial Campaign.
The interdisciplinary institute is the first initiative of its size and scope. It is being created with a $20 million gift from the estate of philanthropist and entrepreneur Kirk Kerkorian.
The funds will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine.
The contribution from philanthropist Steve Tisch will also create an endowed fund to challenge other donors to contribute.
The funds will add scholarships and new curriculum for the renamed Ziffren Institute for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law.
The gift, from Jennifer and Matthew C. Harris, will support research on building more humane societies.
The chair is named in honor of Dr. Paul Torrens, who has been on the school’s faculty since 1972.
“I hope that the UCLA students who it supports will help lead the next wave of great musicians,” the celebrated composer-arranger-producer said.
Tony Pritzker said the gift is an investment in “research that will help sustain the future of our planet.”
The gift will help bridge the so-called “valley of death” in laboratory research, when lack of funding prevents promising discoveries from reaching clinical trials.
The donation from the Patricia W. Mitchell Trusts will also support the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
The bequest by Sidney Roberts and Clara Szego Roberts reflects the couple’s backgrounds — both benefited from college scholarships — and their passion for science and the arts.
The donation establishes the Doumani Research Innovation Fund, which will support translating scientific discoveries into new treatments for people with cancer.
The couple have now given more than $188 million to UCLA and more than $478 million overall to the University of California system.
Funds will be directed to the the UCLA Labor Center and the UCLA Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education.
The position will be held by a distinguished faculty member in the department of art who is also a respected practitioner.
The Naomi and Jim Ellison Endowed Chair is the dental school’s third new endowed chair in the past three years and 12th overall.
The Thalians has directed its philanthropy toward UCLA Operation Mend since 2011, including a $1 million gift in 2014
The donation from alumna Stacey Nicholas create a permanent funding source for WE@UCLA, which was founded in 2017.
$20 million from W.M. Keck Foundation to UCLA will enhance patient experience, spur medical research
The foundation, established in 1954 by the founder of Superior Oil, is one of the most prolific funders of scientific, engineering and biomedical research.