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Impact Stories: One Gift Can Change Everything

Philanthropic investment can completely transform the heights students, faculty and researchers can reach. A gift can fulfill aspirations, empower talent and bring immense change to our university and our world. Explore our stories below to see the impact a single gift can create.

Holocaust Survivor’s Message of Love Prevails through Memorial Gift

Holocaust survivor Lou Dunst could have lived life consumed by anger after his experiences during World War II. He had been left for dead in an Austrian concentration camp when U.S. troops broke through the

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Graduate Student Research Goes Big with a Boost

Dustin Richmond, a graduate student in computer science and engineering, builds complex computer hardware systems with the power to process large data sets, such as the data involved with DNA sequencing. In his first year,

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An ‘Alternative’ Path to Giving Back

Several years ago, municipal law attorney Michael Estrada would never have guessed that he would be digging ditches in Appalachia with a group of 18 to 23 year olds, but sometimes life takes you where

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Memory of Film Student to Live on through Media Awards

Intrigued by the stories of others, Adam Kamil had a special way of getting people to share their life on film. A visual arts student at UC San Diego, he would traverse the sandy avenues

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