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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.

Pioneering Physiologist Establishes Endowed Chair at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Physiologist John B. West, MD, PhD, can claim many firsts during his career at the University of California San Diego. He was one of the first faculty members hired at the School of Medicine, in


Strauss Family Gives UC San Diego $1 Million to Help Develop a Cancer Vaccine

Iris and Matthew Strauss hold a great deal of respect for the doctors at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. When their daughter’s cancer reappeared, it was the first place they turned for


A Will to Ensure Change

It was time to give back, he decided. As David Gubser started to revise his will, he began to think of the causes that meant most to him. In the wake of the hate-based shootings


Scripps Institution of Oceanography: A Century of Unlocking the Mysteries of the Sea

The Hotel del Coronado boathouse was not the most ideal place to conduct a biological survey. Built on wooden pilings over the bay, the structure was not steady enough for microscopic work, and there was

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