From the Nominator
"The Campaign for UC San Diego began in 2012—an ambitious 10-year, $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to activate our first-ever university-wide strategic plan. Over the course of the campaign, we hoped to enhance student support, ensure student success, transform our campus, connect our community, and redefine medicine and health care on a global scale.
In July 2019, we surpassed our original $2 billion campaign goal three years early, becoming the youngest university in the nation to achieve a multibillion-dollar campaign milestone. But we were just getting started. We concluded this historic fundraising campaign on June 30, 2022, defying all expectations and exceeding our initial $2 billion target by more than $1 billion. In the process, we also built a philanthropic community of more than 164,000 strong, who continue to drive an incredible momentum of ideas that will have an enduring impact on our campus and our world."
From the Judges
The amount of success during the campaign in a short amount of time, amount of unique donors, and the growth in the alumni giving base are remarkable. Congratulations to the campaign and all of its success.