Challenge for Charity

Challenge for Charity (C4C) is the largest charitable organization at UCLA Anderson. As one of nine West Coast business schools in the MBA Challenge for Charity organization, we compete annually for the coveted Golden Briefcase. The competition is comprised of fundraising, volunteerism and team sports at C4C Weekend, hosted by Stanford University each April. We strive to instill Anderson MBAs with a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility.

C4C at UCLA engages the entire MBA student body to improve our Los Angeles community by volunteering and raising funds around three core areas:

  • Fostering business skills in children and teens with Junior Achievement
  • Empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports with Special Olympics
  • Promoting environmental sustainability in the community with Heal the Bay

Last year, we raised over $40,000 and volunteered more than 2,400 hours for Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, Project ECHO and numerous other charities. Challenge for Charity has 501(c)(3) nonprofit standing.

Challenge for Charity
Sports Weekend 2019

Our MBAs had a blast and raised a lot of funds for their causes. See the student-captured footage of the weekend at Stanford as top West Coast MBA programs compete in fundraising, social, volunteer, and athletic events in pursuit of the coveted Golden Briefcase.

Follow @ c4cwkd on Instagram  for highlights of C4C Weekend 2019.


C4C Officers


Staci Lampros


Jessica Murphy


Samhita Pennathur

EVP of Fundraising

Natalie Hunter

EVP of Volunteering

Mick MacLaverty

VP of Analytics

Jen I Lee

VP of Casino Night

Stewart Lee

VP of Casino Night

Johan Thomas

VP of Casino Night

Julia Brown

VP of External Relations

Joel Carlos

VP of FEMBA/EMBA Relations

Naomi Chi

VP of FEMBA/EMBA Relations

Pat Lawler

VP of Finance & Operations

Justine Ramirez

VP of Internal Relations

Pitcha Leelapornpisid

VP of International

Ryan Ostrander

VP of Junior Achievement

Nate Bergman

VP of Marketing & Communications

Emily Mitchell

VP of Snow Trip

Stephen Rosenman

VP of Snow Trip

AD Hoffman

VP of Special Olympics

Ankush Gadodia

VP of Stanford Weekend

Jordan Hongo

VP of Stanford Weekend

Frida Winkelmann

VP of Sustainability




C4C Weekend
C4C Weekend is one of Anderson’s biggest events of the year. Each April, hundreds of UCLA Anderson students travel to Palo Alto to compete against other West Coast business schools for the Golden Briefcase.

Snow Trip
Every winter break after first-quarter finals, over 200 Anderson students embark on a group trip to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, drinking hot chocolate and more.

Casino Night
What do raising money for charity, playing blackjack with your professors and bidding on various awesome auction items have in common? The answer: C4C Casino Night! Casino Night is one of the best ways to spend a night out with your classmates. All proceeds go directly toward supporting our charities.

Junior Achievement Day
Junior Achievement (JA) inspires and prepares young students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade to succeed in a global economy. During a JA Day at local elementary schools, students teach the kids about business and the economy (and play with them at recess too!). Anderson students continue to volunteer with JA throughout the year.

We Run the City
We Run the City is an annual rivalry race between UCLA and USC that supports Special Olympics Southern California. Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities and engages their communities through sports, education and athlete health.

Project Echo Mentor Program
Through the Project ECHO mentorship program, UCLA Anderson students help teams of high school students prepare business plans for a competition held during the spring quarter. Students are partnered with individual teams to help them develop their ideas and create business plans that are then judged by the Anderson communit.

Heal the Bay Beach Day
During new student on-boarding and throughout the year, student groups take to the beaches nearby to keep our community and our coastal waters clean and healthy. Afterwards we stick around for beach-side activities and happy hours.


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