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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.

sandy timmons

Humble Beginnings Drive Generous Giving

A year before Sandy Timmons planned to go to college, her father lost his job in the aerospace industry. Any expectations Sandy had for family financial help to pursue higher education evaporated as a result.

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herbert and nicole wertheim

Wertheim Family Foundation Pledges $25 Million Lead Gift to UC San Diego’s Public Health Initiative

“The most important thing we can achieve is making our communities healthier across the lifespan, and thus more productive,” said scientist, clinician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Herbert Wertheim.

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Black Academic Scholarships Students

Black Academic Scholarships Provide Access to UC San Diego

More than 50 students will receive a total of $135,000 in scholarship awards.

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Kimberly Cooper

Packard Fellowship Inspires Young Faculty to Pursue Bold Ideas

As a young faculty member just beginning her career at UC San Diego, Kimberly Cooper recalls the anxiety she felt when developing her own research program.

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