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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.


One Plus One Equals Three: The Epstein Family Inspirational Challenge to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease

Thanks to a generous, $50 million joint gift from the Epstein Family Foundation to UC San Diego and the University of Southern California (USC), we are bringing our spirit of changemaking to catalyze new collaborations in Alzheimer’s disease research and to accelerate the search for treatments and a cure.

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Endowing a Legacy of nontradition

UC San Diego marks 40th anniversary of endowed chairs, empowering excellence through philanthropy   For more than 60 years, UC San Diego has made its mark on the world through a legacy of innovative collaboration


Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Challenge

At UC San Diego, our students are anything but ordinary. And we are committed to ensuring the next generation of changemakers has access to an education that will empower them to transform our world.


Back in the Race: How Dr. Steve Garfin Saved A Life

Dave Love has been an active athlete his entire life, running some 50 marathons and completing no fewer than 20 full Ironman Triathlons — including the Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI, seven times —