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Named Endowments


The following named fellowship, program, and faculty chair endowments originated in the Price Center and are administered by the UCLA Foundation:

Provident Investment Counsel/Student Investment Fund Endowment: With funds provided by Provident, the Anderson School established the Student Investment Fund (SIF), an experiential program that allows selected students to manage and invest funds in a real-life setting under the supervision of a Faculty Oversight Committee. The fund principal is invested by the SIF and the spendable income is used to provide fellowships to deserving MBA students and to fund the operating expenses of the program.

Kayne Anderson/Student Investment Fund Endowment: Along with Provident Investment Counsel, this endowment established the Student Investment Fund (SIF), an experiential program that allows selected students to manage and invest funds in a real-life setting under the supervision of a Faculty Oversight Committee. The fund principal is invested by the SIF and the spendable income is used to provide fellowships to deserving MBA students and to fund the operating expenses of the program.

Wm. M. Cockrum Family Curriculum Development Endowment: This endowment was established to support the design and development of course materials that prepare managers for decision making in the unpredictable world of entrepreneurial challenges. The endowment allows faculty to develop new teaching materials centered around issues within entrepreneurial firms and environments and design courses that integrate these materials into the established fields and disciplines of the regular MBA curriculum.

Deutschman Family Venture Fellows Endowment: Established in 1989 to support the Venture Fellows Program, the Deutschman Endowment provides fellowships to selected MBA students. The Venture Fellows Program provides students with hand-on experience in venture capital and/or operating company management through a partnership with a venture capital firm and the Price Center.

Galef Symposium in Entrepreneurship and Business Development Endowment: A core activity of this endowment is to convene an annual symposium for entrepreneurs, business developers, and academics with specific focus on management issues of concern to the owners and managers of rapidly growing enterprises worldwide.

Steinbeck Symposium for the Study of "Family Owned" Businesses Endowment: This endowment was established to sponsor an annual symposium for students, entrepreneurs, and academics, with specific focus on issues of concern to the owners of family-owned businesses.

William M. Cockrum Professorship & Challenge Endowments: These endowments were established to support the activities of a scholar in entrepreneurial studies.

Knapp Venture Competition Endowment: The income from this endowment is used to provide prizes to the finalists of the venture proposal competition and to fund the operating costs of the event.

Knapp Entrepreneurial Core Curriculum Development Endowment: This endowment allows faculty to develop new teaching materials centered around issues within entrepreneurial firms and environments and design courses that integrate these materials into the established fields and disciplines of the regular MBA curriculum.

Nathanson Entrepreneurial Fellows in Residence Program Endowment: Established by Marc and Jane Nathanson, this endowment brings distinguished entrepreneurs to UCLA Anderson to work with students in developing a deeper understanding of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process.

Patrick J. Welsh Fellowship Endowment: Patrick J. Welsh (MBA '69) provided these funds to support student fellowships and visiting professorships in the field of entrepreneurial studies.

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. Fellowship Endowment: Established in honor of the Director of the Price Center, this endowment provides funding for promising scholars who are pursuing entrepreneurial research at the postdoctoral level.

Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies: Income from this endowment supports a faculty member interested in the pursuit of entrepreneurship and business innovation research.

Betsy Wood Knapp Professorship for Innovation and Creativity Endowment: This faculty chair fund was established to support a scholar whose work focuses on innovation and new business creation, and/or organizational change and innovation, and/or opportunity identification, evaluation, and actualization.

Bud Knapp Professorship Endowment: Income from this endowment is used to support a faculty member with an interest in marketing, particularly as it relates to entrepreneurial companies, family businesses, and/or small, privately held companies.

Kommerstad New Venture Fund Endowment: The purpose of this endowment is to support the development of new ventures by current students and alumni of UCLA Anderson. A selection committee reviews business plans and selects a worthy candidate. Terms of the investment are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. A portion of the earned income is used to support the operating objectives of the Price Center and a portion is returned to the Fund to support future investments.

Kommerstad Doctoral Research Fund Endowment: This endowment supports doctoral students and faculty whose research focus is entrepreneurial studies.

Young Presidents' Organization South Bay Chapter Fellowship Endowment: This fellowship is awarded to an MBA student with solid academic credentials with demonstrated leadership abilities. Winners are expected to attend at least one YPO event per year and must be under thirty years of age at the time of the fellowship, making it possible to at least made the age requirement for future membership in YPO.

Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Endowment: This endowment was established so student would have the financial means to work on an entrepreneurial project during the summer between the first and second years of school. The award was created in memory of Larry Wolfen, a 1993 graduate of UCLA Anderson.

Gerald and Robin Parsky Fellowship Endowment: The Parsky Fellowship was established at UCLA Anderson in 1998 to support student fellowships in the field of entrepreneurial studies.

Cognet Entrepreneurial Research Endowment: Through the Price Center's venture development program, Bahram Jalali, UCLA professor of electrical engineering, donated 84,000 shares of stock in his start-up company (Cognet) at zero value. In 2001, Intel Corporation purchased Cognet for cash and stock and eventually the Price Center received of $1 million. The income from this endowment is used to provide grants to Anderson faculty and Ph. D. students involved with some aspect of entreprenruial research.

Gloria Appel Prize: Established in 2001 to honor the memory of Gloria Appel, this fellowship is awarded to graduating MBA students who have demonstrated outstanding achievment in entrepreneurial studies and student leadership.

Price Institute Challenge Grant: The Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies established this second $1,000,000 challenge in honor of the Price Center's 15th anniversary. The challenge recognizes Harold Price and the contributions he has made to business development and entrepreneurial education. Income from this endowment will be used to further the goals of the Price Center, wherever the need is greatest.