TAKE YOUR PLACE AMONG THE OPTIMISTS

Great fundraisers are natural optimists. They believe that when people align their passions with
their philanthropy, great things happen. At UCLA optimists are everywhere - on our campuses
and in our community. Join us.

UCLA HEALTH SCIENCES

We will heal humankind one well-cared-for patient at a time through scientific advances, alleviating suffering, promoting health, and delivering acts of kindness.

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME

The Centennial Campaign is a $4.2 billion dollar endeavor for continued excellence and
breaking barriers. The campaign celebrates UCLA's 100th anniversary in 2019.

The health sciences goal is $2 billion — nearly half of the campaign total. As we raise funds for research and care in cancer, cardiovascular disease, child health, immunology, medical education, metabolism, neuroscience, prevention and health delivery and regeneration and repair, we have our exciting work cut out for us!

UCLA 2019 GOAL
 

The Centennial Campaign for UCLA

HEALTH SCIENCES
2019 GOAL

The Centennial Campaign for UCLA

3rd LARGEST CAMPAIGN GOAL
AMONG ALL UNIVERSITIES

#1 Harvard at $6.5B #2 USC at $6B



UCLA'S REACH IN CALIFORNIA



CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH

  • 1955

    UCLA Medical Center opens the first
    "atomic age" hospital.

  • 1956

    The 1st open-heart surgery in the western United States
    is performed at UCLA Medical Center.

  • 1964

    Alumnus and faculty member Paul Terasaki develops
    the tissue-matching test that makes organ transplants possible.

  • 1981

    UCLA physicians report the world's 1st AIDS cases.

  • 1984

    UCLA's liver transplant program is now most active in the world.

  • 1996

    UCLA AIDS experts were the first to reduce mother-to-child transmission rates by pioneering the use of the drug AZT in HIV-positive pregnant women.

  • 1998

    FDA approves first genetically targeted breast cancer treatment: Herceptin, developed by UCLA's Dr. Dennis Slamon.

  • 2005

    UCLA concludes the largest fundraising campaign
    in the history of higher education.

  • 2007

    The Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine
    and Stem Cell Research at UCLA is established.

  • 2011

    UCLA performs 1st hand transplant in the western U.S.

1955

MEET THE MOST AMAZING PEOPLE ON EARTH

Some of our advocates require no introduction.

“At UCLA — to a person — the doctors, staff, the head of the hospital all have a passion
for improving people’s lives, and that makes me feel good to be part of this program.
UCLA is one of the most exciting universities in the country when it comes to research.”

STEVE TISCH

Filmmaker | Co-owner New York Giants | UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program

“That fact that our health sciences development team is tasked with raising nearly
half of this unprecedented campaign goal reflects the critical roles that the
David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health System play on this campus.”

KATHRYN CARRICO

Assistant Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences Development

WORLD CLASS CITY

WORLD CLASS LOCATION

WE THINK YOU'RE WORTH IT

We’ve got what you’ve got coming to you — in a good way!

For more information about UCLA Health Sciences Development contact:
Senior Executive Director, Core Programs acarpenter@support.ucla.edu