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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.

Rady School of Management: Starting Up a New Kind of Entrepreneur

This was a unique opportunity — the chance to build a business school from the ground up. As one of the top 15 research universities in the world, UC San Diego had the talent. And


Jacobs Medical Center

A soft red glow emanates from the floor-to-ceiling windows as the sun makes its arc towards the sea. Joseph Cussen basks in the diffused light that slowly turns to night, then picks up the Apple


An Economist’s Fight Against Inequity

As a young boy in Western India, Karthik Muralidharan noticed the sharp contrast between the haves and have-nots. After receiving a scholarship to study abroad in Singapore, he marveled at how the country had been


Summer Math Program Prepares First Generation Freshmen for Success

Ilhan Nunow grew up in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego, where her parents had settled as refugees from Somalia. As a high school student, Nunow was drawn to learning about the smallest parts