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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.

Albin Leong

Journey Continues for Physician Alumnus

Albin Leong, MD ’77, has lived quite the journey. He grew up in a small town near the coast of Oregon. With the passing of his father, his last surviving parent, during his senior year

Young girl in classroom

A Promise Undeterred by a Pandemic

On Sept. 9 a record-breaking Digital Day of Giving fundraiser was held by The Preuss School to support the dreams of its scholars. The charter middle and high school, located on the UC San Diego campus, serves low-income scholars who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Ellen-Wright Greatful

Strengthening Commitment to Comprehensive Neurological Care

People with chronic neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) understand how frustrating it can be to determine the best treatment strategy and plan for the future — sometimes even just to feel heard.

Girl on laptop

Redefining an Accessible Education

At UC San Diego, we have always known that our students depend on us for more than their education, but the current COVID-19 public health crisis demands that we rethink their scope of needs in