A 21st-century education demands 21st-century spaces – and UCLA Anderson School of Management is rising to the challenge, thanks to Marion Anderson’s visionary investment.
Received in 2015, Anderson’s $100 million gift included $40 million in seed funding for the new Marion Anderson Hall. The facility will support the concept of “One Anderson,” a place for all students to share success and become perpetual members of the Anderson community.
In addition to accommodating UCLA Anderson’s prodigious growth, the building will integrate upgraded technology and flexible work areas to encourage exciting new teaching strategies. Spaces are designed for collaboration – a hallmark of the Anderson experience, which prepares students for robust professional environments.
As construction nears, Anderson hopes her gift will motivate others to contribute. Prospective donors can consider a variety of indoor and outdoor naming opportunities, from student services to event spaces and from classrooms to career interview suites. Connectivity and cooperation are key themes throughout the building, linking students, alumni, faculty, and partners to advance UCLA Anderson’s mission.
One alumnus who answered the call is Luis Serrano, MBA ’02, who donated $1 million to name a classroom in memory of his late wife, May Hasso Serrano, MBA ’02. This gift toward the building celebrates an unforgettable first for the couple – their meeting on the first day of class.
With such support, Marion Anderson Hall will serve as a foundation for leaders who think fearlessly, launching them into future careers that drive change around the world.
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