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Challenge for Charity (C4C) is the largest charitable organization at UCLA Anderson School of Management. C4C engages the entire MBA student body, faculty and alumni network to improve Los Angeles communities through education and sports. We raise funds and volunteer with three key goals in mind:

  • To empower individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports with Special Olympics;
  • To foster business skills in children and teens with Junior Achievement; and
  • To spark entrepreneurship in at-risk high school students with Project ECHO.

Last year, C4C raised over $60,000 and volunteered more than 3,500 hours for Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, Project ECHO and numerous other charities.

What is Challenge for Charity?

UCLA Anderson is one of nine West Coast business schools in the MBA Challenge for Charity organization that compete annually for the coveted Golden Briefcase. The competition comprises fundraising, volunteerism and Sports Weekend, hosted at Stanford University each April. Whether in sports, volunteering or fundraising, we strive to instill Anderson MBAs with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. Challenge for Charity has 501(c)(3) nonprofit standing.

 

C4C Officers

 

Morgan Greenwald

Co-President

Anvita Kumar

Co-President

Addison DeVone

EVP of Fundraising

Ariel Berkson

EVP of Volunteering

Dylan Kurth

VP of Analytics

Ally Kleinman

VP of Casino Night

Kirk Kusonruksa

VP of Casino Night

Jacky Nguyen

VP of Casino Night

Lindsay Chan

VP of Digital and Brand

Amy Vergel de Dios

VP of External Relations

Charles Fields

VP of Finance

Elizabeth Hunter

VP of Internal Relations

Prateek Gupta

VP of International

Catherine Gao

VP of Junior Achievement

Zoe Fishman

VP of Marketing and Communications

Sweksha Tripathi

VP of Project Echo

Kevin Brazitis

VP of FEMBA Relations

Emily Lamberg

VP of Snow Trip

Jared Morine

VP of Special Olympics

Kelsey Bostrom

VP of Stanford Weekend

Isabel King

VP of Stanford Weekend

 

Events

 

C4C Weekend
C4C Weekend is one of Anderson’s biggest events of the year. Each April, hundreds of UCLA Anderson students travel to Palo Alto to compete against other West Coast business schools for the Golden Briefcase.

Snow Trip
Every winter break after first-quarter finals, over 200 Anderson students embark on a group trip to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, drinking hot chocolate and more.

Casino Night
What do raising money for charity, playing blackjack with your professors and bidding on various awesome auction items have in common? The answer: C4C Casino Night! Casino Night is one of the best ways to spend a night out with your classmates. All proceeds go directly toward supporting our charities.

Junior Achievement Day
Junior Achievement (JA) inspires and prepares young students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade to succeed in a global economy. During orientation, every member of the new class gets the opportunity to participate in a JA Day at local elementary schools, where JA students teach the kids about business and the economy (and play with them at recess too!). Anderson students continue to volunteer with JA throughout the year.

We Run the City
We Run the City is an annual rivalry race between UCLA and USC that supports Special Olympics Southern California. Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and engages their communities through sports, education and athlete health.

Project Echo Mentor Program
Through the Project ECHO mentorship program, UCLA Anderson students help teams of high school students prepare business plans for a competition held during the spring quarter. Students are partnered with individual teams to help them develop their ideas and create business plans that are then judged by the Anderson community.

 

Connect With Us

 

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