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May 31, 2017
Marion Anderson’s Inspiring Legacy of Philanthropy and Impact

Marion Anderson Marion Anderson, philanthropist and UCLA Anderson School of Management’s namesake, died on May 14 in Los Angeles. “She passed peacefully, adored by her family and the many friends who love and admire her,” said Dean Judy D. Olian. “She and her late husband, John, are our school’s pillars and namesakes, leaving us a legacy that includes our name, the physical campus that bears it and a defining set of values that they both lived and inspired.”

John earned a business administration degree from UCLA in 1940 and later founded Topa Equities Ltd. The school was named in honor of John Anderson when the couple made their first gift to the school in 1987. Following John’s death in 2011, Marion became Chairman of Topa Equities and a member of UCLA Anderson’s Board of Advisors and executive committee. In 2015, Marion Anderson made a gift of $100 million to the school. The monumental gift will support a new building named the Marion Anderson Hall, which will one day be part of the UCLA Anderson complex, in addition to providing long-term funding for students and faculty research.

Marion said, “Philanthropy doesn’t have to be just about money. No matter how much or how little, get involved. When you do, you really begin to understand the meaning of what philanthropy is, of what caring is. You get so much back.” Read more.

Relive the Fun and Magic at Alumni Weekend 2017!

Alumni Weekend 2017 brought back a record breaking number of alumni and their families for valuable insights, anticipated reunions and new memories at Alumni Conference, Reunion celebrations and the Alumni Golf Tournament. Relive Alumni Weekend through our media galleries!

Alumni Conference

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The Economics of Technology and Globalization

Learn how technology and globalization are shaping global trends and domestic policies. Watch UCLA Anderson Professors Uday Karmarkar, Edward Leamer, Jerry Nickelsburg and PwC’s Mike Quindazzi discuss this important topic and share their perspectives.



Innovation: The Art & Science of Making Impact in Tech 

Alexandra Rosen ’11, Global Marketing and Sponsorship Lead at Cisco, shares how she fosters connections to make meaningful impact on communities—from Brazilian favelas to Cisco’s employees at the Rio 2016 Olympics.




Story of Omaze: From Star Wars to Starlight

Ryan Cummins’ 11, Co-Founder of Omaze, inspires us with his entrepreneurial journey and endeavor to revolutionize the philanthropy industry through storytelling, technology, fun and gratitude.  


Reunion Celebrations

Relive the special moments though photo galleries, including gifs from the photo booth!
Are you part of the reunion classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, or 2012?

Class Giving - See how your class is progressing. You have until June 30, 2017 to make a gift that will count towards your reunion class gift!

Reunion Survey - Attended Reunion Evening on May 6? Take a brief survey to shape the planning of your future celebrations.

Alumni Golf Tournament

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 foursome of Patricio Abalos, Paul Britton, Daniel Cagney, and Jorge Chona for winning the 2017 Anderson Cup and Affiliates Cup! In its 11th year, the 2017 Alumni Golf Tournament raised over $23,000 for UCLA Anderson student fellowships. Relive the action on The Anderson Cup Facebook page

Anderson Venture Accelerator Celebrates James B. Freedman Pitch Deck

Reflecting on what he liked and what he was good at, Jim Freedman ’78 made a decision during his second year in business school, to pursue a career in finance that would enable him to take risk. That revelation led him to take a position at a smaller firm upon graduation—and to ultimately start two companies of his own, Barrington Associates and Intrepid. “Inspired by the enthusiasm, perseverance and success of entrepreneurs,” Freedman made a donation to create the new James B. Freedman Pitch Deck, a part of the Anderson Venture Accelerator that will support programmatic and strategic operating efforts. On May 4, UCLA Anderson celebrated the gift with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Freedman, his family, and an esteemed group of friends.

As Chairman and Managing Director of Intrepid, Freedman helps entrepreneurs with their biggest sale or financing transactions. “Innovation and entrepreneurship separate the U.S. from the rest of the world. I hinge a lot of hope on the Anderson Venture Accelerator as the birthplace of the best new ideas,” says Freedman. A longtime supporter of UCLA Anderson, Jim received the 2014 Outstanding Alumni Service award and serves as a board member of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and UCLA Anderson’s Board of Advisors. Read more.

Think in the Next | Introducing Anderson A.I. Webinar Series

Anderson A.I.UCLA Anderson is powered by a dynamic community of thought leaders focused on the future of business. With this in mind, the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Board of Directors wondered: 1. How can we tap into valuable insights from our own community of remarkable business practitioners—UCLA Anderson alumni? 2. How can we make these insights accessible to our network of 38,000 alumni who are busy and spread out all over the globe?

Introducing Anderson A.I. (a.k.a. Alumni Insights)—a series of interactive webinars that will leverage the power of technology to explore topics relevant to your function, industry, or future aspirations. Join us on Wednesday, June 14 at 11 a.m. (PST) for our inaugural webinar featuring Mike Hopkins ’01, CEO of Hulu, on the impact of “Peak TV,” the role of personalization, the implications for advertisers, and the emerging digital, live TV services. Register now.

Faculty Insights | Workplace Injuries are More Common with Earnings Pressure

Faculty InsightsResearch indicates that U.S. companies are facing more pressure to meet analyst forecasts than meeting prior year’s earnings or avoiding losses. In a study recently published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Judson Caskey (Associate Professor of Accounting at UCLA Anderson) and N. Bugra Ozel (Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas) tested whether there is a connection or correlation between workplace safety and managers’ attempts to meet earnings expectations.

The study found that “controlling for other factors, injury/illness rates are 5%–15% higher in periods where a firm meets or just beats analyst forecasts. The injury/illness rates for such firms are also significantly higher than those for firms that miss or comfortably beat analyst forecasts.” In exploring what factors characterize companies that beat earnings benchmarks, Caskey and Ozel found that industries with high unionization report lower injury rates than those with low unionization by about 6.4%. Learn about the two other factors in the Harvard Business Review article.


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April - Disney CFO Christine McCarthy '81 on Taking Risk
March - Alumni Weekend - Come Back to Where it All Began
February - Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior
January - Building an Entrepreneurial Epicenter at Anderson

December - From Our UCLA Anderson Family to Yours!
November - Lars Hoffman '15 Lands Dream Job at SpaceX After 26 Years in Military
October - Driving Change with Social Impact Investor Bobby Turner
September - Worldwide Welcome Weeks: Build Your Network in Your City
August - Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success
July - Ed Leamer is Running for Vice President of the United States
June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
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