Marion Anderson Hall

Transforming the educational experience is the essential purpose of INTO THE NEXT: The Campaign for UCLA Anderson. As part of this $300 million drive, UCLA Anderson aspires to raise $80 million for a 100% donor-funded, future-facing building that will serve as the learning hub for our programs and a home for our students.

With the generous support of Marion Anderson’s leadership gift of $40 million for the new building, we are on a trajectory to lead the future of business education. We invite each member of the Anderson community to join the campaign as we  develop the next generation of leaders who will invent, reimagine and improve how we practice business, sustain communities and lead lives of impact with Marion Anderson Hall.

Why a New Building?

UCLA Anderson is on a growth trajectory — in excellence and in numbers. Since 1995, when the current Anderson complex was opened, the school has experienced:

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    64% increase in students, 58% increase in staff and 19% increase in ladder faculty
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    Growth from three to eight degree programs, three to eight research centers, and one to three career centers
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    High-touch student and financial aid services
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    Greater alumni and employer engagement

Constructing a new building presents the opportunity for purposeful design that advances Anderson’s culture of sharing success, thinking fearlessly and driving change. Marion Anderson Hall will:

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    Support the learning needs for 21st-century careers
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    Offer opportunities for innovative pedagogy
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    Compete with other leading business schools
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    Create "One Anderson" by connecting student communities to become alumni for life

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Marion Anderson Hall: Building a Future of Success

Marion Anderson Hall: Leading UCLA Anderson Into the Next

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Take the Architectural Fly-Through Tour of the New Building

Groundbreaking

 
A Link to the Past, a Bridge to the Future

Marion Anderson Hall is so much more than a new building. It’s a continuation of a tradition started by the Andersons 30 years ago when John provided the historic naming gift for the school. It reflects a deep partnership with the school, supporting needs that might not always be evident, where addressing them will advance our mission and strategy.”

Judy D. Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

Building Facts

 
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    Marion Anderson Hall Groundbreaking on October 19, 2017
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    First addition to Anderson complex since 1995
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    64,000 square feet, 4 floors
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    LEED Certified - Gold
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    $80 million project
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    Designed by world-renowned architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed | Gensler
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    Construction management by PCL
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    Active learning classrooms, auditorium and work spaces; event and gathering spaces
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Make an Impact

 
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Name a Space in the New Building

With your investment, UCLA Anderson will develop today's learners into tomorrow's leaders to achieve lives of purpose and significance.

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    Create a legacy that will inspire our community for generations to come
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    Contribute to best-in-class learning technologies that open the door to our students’ future success
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    Naming opportunities include: learning and collaboration spaces, admissions, academic and career support, as well as group study rooms

Your contributions will be essential drivers of the future excellence of an Anderson education — by attracting the most talented students and by enabling a world-class learning facility. Your leadership also will encourage other alumni and friends to join us in sustaining a bright future for our school.

Our Donors

We are profoundly grateful to the following donors for their generous support of Marion Anderson Hall. With their help, we will transform thought leadership and the learning experience for our students.

Marion Anderson
MARION ANDERSON HALL

Alan Buckelew
ALAN & CHRISTINE BUCKELEW DEN

David & Evelyn Hou
DAVID & EVELYN HOU CO-LAB

Paul N. Hsieh, Yvonne Hsieh & David Schumacher
PAUL N. HSIEH SUN ROOM

Judy Olian & Pete Liberti

Don & Sherie Morrison
MORRISON FAMILY BOARD ROOM

Luis & Lindsey Serrano
MAY HASSO SERRANO CLASSROOM

Bryan & Maureen Stockton
BRYAN & MAUREEN STOCKTON FAMILY CO-LAB

Sam & Tammy Tang
TANG FAMILY LOFT

Bob & Marion Wilson
BOB & MARION WILSON LANDING

and more

Contact the Campaign for UCLA Anderson

To support the Marion Anderson Hall Campaign, email Margaret Krebsbach or call (310) 825-1561 for more information.  Thank you for your support in creating the leaders of tomorrow.

About Marion

 
 

Philanthropist and Namesake of UCLA Anderson

Marion and John Anderson are our school's pillars and namesakes, having left a legacy that includes our campus that bears their name and a defining set of values that they both lived and inspired.

Marion grew up in Los Angeles, where she met her beloved husband, John. They were married for 44 years, and together they enjoyed a growing family of four children and 15 grandchildren, and now 24 great-grandchildren. Upon John's passing in 2011, Marion became chairwoman of Topa Equities Ltd., running with her children the multi-faceted company that John founded and led.

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Marion and John Anderson

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