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July 28, 2018
UCLA Surpasses $4.2 Billion Goal; Fundraising Will Continue through 2019

Back in 2014, UCLA announced a $4.2 billion fundraising goal for its Centennial Campaign in preparation of the university’s upcoming 100 year birthday. The fundraising target is the most ambitious goal initiated by a public university in the United States. On July 25, UCLA announced that it has surpassed its goal—18 months ahead of schedule. “The extraordinary resources that this campaign has brought in for us is going to help us in manifold ways – student scholarships, new research programs, support for faculty,” UCLA Chancelllor Gene Block said. “It will help launch us into the next 100 years moving smoothly.”

Despite reaching its goal, UCLA will continue fundraising for the campaign through 2019 in order to fund critical areas that still need support like student scholarships for low and middle-income students. The campaign so far is comprised of 460,000 supporters with 95% of gifts being under $10,000. Read more.

Donors Celebrate Marion Anderson Hall Construction with Beam Signing

As part of UCLA’s Centennial Campaign effort, UCLA Anderson is making progress on its own $300M Into the Next campaign. Serving as a learning hub for programs and students, the Marion Anderson Hall (MAH) is one major priority of the campaign. So far, MAH has raised $50M+ of its $80M goal and is scheduled to be completed in December 2019.

Construction broke ground on the state-of-the-art building last fall. To celebrate the progress made on the building, outgoing Dean Judy Olian and Interim Dean Al Osborne were joined by over 40 MAH donors for a special beam signing event on June 27. Attendees including Matt Barrett ’86, Alan Buckelew ’75, Yvonne Hsieh ’03, David Hou ’92, Dennis Keegan ’80, David Schumacher ’03, and Sam Tang ’87 added their signatures to a construction beam that was then raised onto the frame of the building. Watch video.

Faculty Insights | Newest in Research from the Anderson Review

Gain insights on a variety of business topics from cutting-edge research by UCLA Anderson’s faculty in this month’s UCLA Anderson Review.

How Life Insurers Insulate the Markets from Turmoil
Valentin Haddad

How Local Governance Came to England’s Economy
Nico Voigtländer

Keynes vs. FDR: Lessons from the Great Recession
Sebastian Edwards

Quantitative Easing Kept the Foreclosure Crisis from Being the Worse
Stuart Gabriel

To Wall Street, There’s No Crisis Like a Banking Crisis
Tyler Muir

Using Ancestral Characteristics to Study Modern Economics
Paola Giuliano

When It Pays Not to Help Your Customers Comparison Shop
Rakesh Sarin

Why Can’t We All Get Along? On Some Things, We Do
Romain Wacziarg

Alumni Profile | Meet Poets & Quants' 2018 MBA to Watch

Gabriel Sinisgalli Reginato ‘18

Undergraduate School and Degree: Mackenzie University, B.B.A. and Fundação Getulio Vergas, Masters of Business Economics.

Where did you work before enrolling in business school? Galeazzi & Associados, a leading turnaround consulting firm in Brazil, as an Engagement Manager. Prior to that, I worked as an associate at one of the first private equity firms in Brazil and as a consultant at Deloitte Financial Advisory.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? There are a couple achievements I am proud of, such as suddenly taking over a Director’s job in a marketing project for the largest food manufacturer in Brazil and successfully restructuring their portfolio and leading the spin-off of a $1 billion dollar business unit. However, what really gives me joy and the sense of accomplishment is having managed and helped my direct reports to find their ways. There was one colleague, in particular, who asked me for advice. After a couple of discussions, he took my advice to pursue a six months certificate in the US to develop his skills. The impact we can have on the lives of those around us is huge and I am proud to have helped others make difficult but fruitful decisions.

Fun fact about yourself: In the year before business school I almost became a politician.

What made Gabriel such an invaluable addition to the class of 2018?
“Gabriel is doing everything he can to give back to the community whether it’s to fellow classmates or the Anderson of tomorrow. He is active as an Admissions volunteer, again thinking out a few years to make sure we have the best possible future students. He also stepped up to the plate in student government when another student stepped down from the VP of finance role. Gabriel doesn’t hesitate to give back and lend a hand.”

– Regina Regazzi '97, Assistant Dean, Parker Career Management Center

» Meet Gabriel Sinisgalli Reginato ‘18

Riordan Programs are Making The Future Our Business

Sharing success is an intrinsic value of the UCLA Anderson community. The Riordan Programs, an initiative started in 1987 to offer low-income high school students with mentorship, college preparation and career guidance, is an excellent embodiment of that. Founded by UCLA Anderson Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Ouchi and former Los Angeles mayor Richard Riordan–the Riordan programs now in its 31st year–have funneled thousands of young students into colleges and MBA programs. Since its inception, it has expanded to include the Riordan MBA Fellows (MBA prep for college graduates) and a College to Career program (career prep for first-generation undergraduate students).

“While few out of any high school class are going all the way through medical or law school, a lot can enter business,” says Ouchi, “And we can create a model that can be successfully pursued by thousands of future young people from the inner city.” With the hope of cultivating a lifelong habit of helping others, Ouchi and Riordan decided to have UCLA MBA students serve as mentors to provide them the positive experience of mentorship. For Riordan Scholar and MBA Fellow Denice Gonzalez-Kim, growing up in a part of the city where poverty was the norm didn’t provide her much exposure to a different kind of future. “I know that my life could have gone in a very different way,” she says. She earned a B.A. at UCLA at 2008 and is now pursuing her MBA at UCLA Anderson. Read more.

Read the Latest Class Notes. Share Your Story.

Graduating from business school is only the beginning of many more experiences, adventures and accomplishments. Did you check an item off your personal or professional bucket list recenltly? Has summer vacation taken you somewhere new? Share your story and find out what your classmates have been up to in the latest issue of Class Notes.

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June - Dean Judy olian Delivers Her Final Commencement Address 
May - Paramount TV & Digital President Amy Powell '05 Leading through Sharing Success
April - Chris Johnson '88 Leading Excellene at Nestlé  
March - Alumni Weekend Celebrates the Best of Business School on May 4-5
February - Alumni Spotlight | Dr. Susan Love '98 is Carving Her Own Path to Cure Cancer 
January - Dean Judy Olian Leaving Anderson to Become Quinnipiac University President

December - Entertainment Executive Peter Guber Honored with UCLA Medal
November - Microsoft Chairman John Thompson on Principles, Strategy and Trends
October - UCLA Anderson Rises to #6 in The Economist Global MBA Rankings
September - Faculty Insights | Access Faculty Research with UCLA Anderson Review
August - Supporting Anderson's Future with the May Hasso Serrano '02 Classroom 
July - Milken Institute Names UCLA as Top University in Business Creation
June - Gratefulness and Giving are Key Themes at 2017 Commencement
May - Marion Anderson's Inspiring Legacy of Philanthropy and Impact
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