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May 20, 2015
Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next

On May 13, Dean Judy Olian announced a transformative gift of $100 million dollars from Marion Anderson, chair of Topa Equities and widow of the school's namesake John E. Anderson, at the Into the Next: The Campaign for UCLA Anderson kickoff event. The gift officially launches UCLA Anderson's part of the $4.2 billion UCLA Centennial Campaign and is the largest donation in the business school's history. The cumulative gift of $142 million from John and Marion Anderson is also notably the fourth largest to any business school.

“This sets us on a path to realize our grandest ambitions, while remaining true to our values - and to the values of John and Marion - by reaching even further,” said Dean Olian. As a result of Anderson’s gift, the goal for the Into the Next campaign has been raised to $300 million. The donation will increase the school’s endowment by $60 million to support student financial aid and fellowships, faculty and research funding, and program innovations. The remaining $40 million will be used as seed funding for a new building to add classrooms and offices for student services, admissions, career development and alumni relations. “That is the ultimate measure of our lives. These buildings, computers, and endowments are meaningless if they don’t create opportunities for others,” Anderson said. “What we begin here tonight might someday spark an idea in the mind of a young man or woman who didn’t think UCLA was an option for them. But through your ideas and generosity, UCLA will not only be an option, but also become a part of that person’s life as they embark on their own journey." Read more...

» Watch Marion Anderson's conversation with Dean Judy Olian about the gift
» Launch UCLA Anderson Into the Next. Give today!

Chairman & CEO of Target Corporation Brian Cornell Will Be Commencement Speaker for Class of 2015

On June 12, UCLA Anderson Board of Visitors member and Chairman and CEO of Target Corporation Brian Cornell (BA '81, Exec Ed CERT '91) will be the commencement speaker for the MBA, Fully Employed MBA and Ph.D. Class of 2015. He will be addressing the Class of 2015 with a personal message borne of his transformational leadership journey. Prior to becoming the CEO of Target, Brian held CEO roles at PepsiCo Americas Foods, Sam's Club and Michael's Stores, Inc.

Alumni Weekend 2015 Breaks Historical Attendance Records

UCLA Anderson alumni, faculty and students came together on April 30 - May 4 for a weekend of insights, new connections and renewed friendships at Alumni Weekend 2015. The Executive Recruiter Networking Event kicked off the homecoming with an evening of career networking with recruiters and fellow alumni. Industry executives - many of them alumni - and faculty shared how they are helping organizations lead the way in fostering innovation, enabling change and making an impact at Alumni Conference. Current students from the Healthcare Business Association, Marketing Association, Net Impact and Strategic Operations Management Association student clubs were also invited to intimate lunches to connect with keynote Craig Kreeger '85 and alumni speakers from the global health panel. Alumni Reunions reunited 800 + alumni and their guests for a weekend of casual social activities and formal dinner celebrations in Santa Monica. Alumni Weekend wrapped up with the 9th annual UCLA Anderson Alumni Golf Tournament, which had its largest tournament field to date with 192 golfers, plus a long list of generous sponsors and auction donors - all helping to benefit student fellowships and alumni activities.

Missed out on all or parts of Alumni Weekend 2015? We have recaps of the weekend’s events festivities!

» Watch Alumni Conference presentations including Virgin Atlantic Airways CEO Craig Kreeger’s ’85 keynote and Professor Ed Leamer’s UCLA Anderson Forecast.

» Class of 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 & 2010: View Reunion Celebration photo galleries and contribute to your class gift.

» Class of 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 & 2011:
Mark your calendars! Your Reunion Celebration is Saturday, May 7, 2016.

UCLA Anderson Connect at Silicon Valley Giants Cisco and Google

Last Friday, UCLA Anderson alumni that work at Google gathered at lunch to welcome four visiting current MBA students. The student team of Olivia Nix '15, Richard Calkins '15, Lauren Edelstein '15 and Michael Bale '15 were invited to present their winning recommendation for a digital marketing campaign featuring M&M's. The students' visit included a tour of Google and YouTube, their presentation to Google and YouTube executives and the opportunity to connect with Board of Visitors member and accomplished alumna Susan Wojcicki '98, CEO of YouTube.

Last Thursday, Bay Area alumni also came out in inclement weather on Thursday, May 14 to support the alumni network, making new connections and expanding their knowledge. Alumni gathered at Cisco headquarters to get an update on UCLA Anderson from Professor Sanjay Sood and hear from Derek Idemoto '99, (VP of Corporate Development) and Tom Austin '93, (VP Governance, Riskand Controls) who provided an overview of Cisco and their roles. They also participated in a discussion on the tech industry with the audience. Derek spoke to Cisco’s approach to corporate development with a “Build, Buy, Partner, Integrate” approach toward innovation. He displayed Cisco's long history of acquisitions and investments with a visual that showcased some of the more than 180 acquisitions that make up their $2 billion portfolio. Tom talked about the importance of risk management, especially in today’s era of cyber security. He spoke to his team’s role in incorporating risk analysis into the strategic and audit planning process, and showed a few examples of ERM Dashboards, which allow Cisco to get a consolidated view of data that is relevant to their risk analysis.

» Get involved in the Bay Area chapter

UCLA Anderson Forecast's June Economic Outlook: Tech & the CA Economy
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Korn Hall, UCLA Anderson

Register Now

Join the UCLA Anderson Forecast and panels of tech experts for the economic outlook on technology and the California economy. The UCLA Anderson Forecast team will start off the day with its presentation of the forecast for the nation, state and L.A. Then keynote speaker Scott McGregor, president and CEO of Broadcom, and panelists including the CEO and founder of Jeff Cruttenden and deputy under secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Dr. Robert Griffin, will discuss the impact that the disruption of the Information Age is having on California's economy. Use code AGSMAlum0615 at registration to receive a special alumni price of $95.


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April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson

December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain