UCLA is a shared public asset, owned and operated by the people of California. All 38 million of them. So support comes from everywhere. UCLA undergraduates, recent graduates, alumni, faculty, Bruin parents, corporations, foundations and sports fans —all united by their belief that this is where excellence comes first. We invite you to join these recent UCLA donors and support the work that will enrich our community, our nation and the world on a daily basis.
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Alumni: Paula Cameron '84 and Duncan Cameron M.A. '82, Ph.D. '85
Well into their third decade of giving to the UCLA Fund, Paula and Duncan Cameron feel tremendous loyalty to their alma mater. "We met here," begins Paula, "so UCLA is a memorable part of our story." Duncan adds, "I also attribute much of my professional success to the graduate training I received in economics. So when an opportunity came along to help the head of the department retain a top faculty member, we gladly helped provide the resources." Paula concludes, "We are thrilled to give back and perpetuate the highest level of excellence at UCLA."
Friend: Dallas Price-Van Breda
Mountain climber, pilot, motorcycle rider, grandmother. Multitalented Dallas Price-Van Breda is also a leading philanthropist at UCLA. Her abiding passion? Art and the encouragement of young artists. "Today it's especially difficult for students to pursue a talent in art," Dallas explains. Among her many gifts to UCLA, she established the Dallas Price Endowed Fund for Art "to help make it possible for UCLA's art students to fulfill their career hopes."
Parents: Melissa and Tim Draper
"Our support for education starts with our own children," says Melissa Draper, who is a parent of three Bruin students with her husband Tim. The duo has generously supported UCLA arts, architecture, athletics and more—all through the UCLA Parents Fund. "The benefits for our kids and their peers are just the beginning," Tim explains. "A more educated community increases opportunities for leaders to emerge and for innovation, and that benefits everyone."
Faculty: Thomas Calcaterra
"We hope that our gift will enable the division of head and neck surgery to maintain its status as one of the foremost otolaryngology training programs in the nation," explains Professor Emeritus Thomas Calcaterra. He and his wife, Ellen '81, endowed the Thomas C. Calcaterra, M.D. Recruitment Fund for Head and Neck Surgery in his former division to support the recruitment of future department chiefs and new faculty. "This donation is our way of giving back to a division that was very good to us."
Foundation: California Wellness Foundation
A longstanding UCLA benefactor, the California Wellness Foundation has provided a generous grant to support the work of Professor Timothy Malloy and the Sustainable Technology Policy Program (STPP). Their interdisciplinary research and educational outreach activities at the schools of law and public health advances efforts to reform toxic chemical policies. The goal: to protect our health and environment.
Pictured here: Timothy Malloy, UCLA School of Law, STPP Principal Investigator
Not pictured are STPP Co-directors Peter Sinsheimer and John Froines, UCLA School of Public Health