Soaring toward 100. And helping people soar.
UCLA’s first 100 years have given rise to innumerable Bruin accomplishments. Alumnus Ralph Bunche ’27 became the first person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Alumnus and faculty member Paul Terasaki ’50, M.A. ’52, Ph.D. ’56 developed the tissue-matching test that makes organ transplants possible. Dr. Dennis Slamon developed the first genetically targeted breast cancer treatment.
These renowned alumni and faculty excelled against the odds. Bunche was the son of a barber and an amateur musician. Terasaki spent three years in high school interned with his family and other Japanese Americans. And Slamon’s father was a coal miner in West Virginia.
Countless more UCLA students and graduates have started small, dreamed big, and gone on to break barriers, both personal and public. They do so, in part, by immersing their abilities and aspirations in the vast waters of opportunity UCLA has to offer. More than any other top-tier university, UCLA helps students achieve significant upward mobility — lifting themselves, their families, and their communities.
Philanthropy starts small, too. But it makes an immense difference. Whether many small gifts combine to create big change or donors’ giving levels grow over the course of their lives, gifts add up to help the university in its public mission to educate and elevate students and faculty from all backgrounds.
You can open doors, too, by joining the nearly 160,000 donors who have given to The Centennial Campaign. Any contribution makes you part of a community that advances hundreds of causes, including providing scholarships for talented, ambitious students who need financial support to attend UCLA.
Give today, and take part in someone else’s success.
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