April 19, 2010
UCLA Anderson Students Win Annual Challenge For Charity Competition
Anderson brings home the golden briefcase for the third year in a row
LOS ANGELES -- For the third year in a row, UCLA Anderson has won the coveted Golden Briefcase in the annual Challenge for Charity Competition (C4C). In what was the first ever tie in the 26-year history of C4C, Anderson shared first place with USC Marshall.
Founded in 1984 by a pair of Stanford Business School students, the Challenge for Charity pits nine west coast management and business schools together in a competition to raise money and volunteer for a variety of charitable organizations. The Golden Briefcase is awarded to the school with the most volunteer hours donated on a per-student basis, most funds raised on a per-student basis and best school-wide attendance and all around sports performance at the C4C Weekend held each year on Stanford's campus.
According to Anderson's C4C co-president Aaron Saxe ('10), Anderson students volunteered over 5,300 hours this year (the highest one-year number of volunteer hours in the history of C4C), while raising just under $107,000 for the Special Olympics, Junior Achievement and Project Echo. "We're incredibly proud of such a dedicated student body in its support of C4C and charity as a whole," Saxe said. "We want to thank everyone for their ongoing support of C4C at UCLA Anderson."
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "intellectual capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.
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