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December 03, 2012

UCLA Anderson Gets $1 Million Charitable Boost from Joel (’86) and Deanne Fried

New gift to match donor contributions

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3, 2012) -- UCLA Anderson School of Management graduate Joel Fried (’86) and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged $1 million as a matching challenge to encourage UCLA Anderson support from alumni and friends. The Deanne and Joel Fried Anderson Fund Challenge will match each new and upgraded Dean’s Society donation.

The Dean’s Society recognizes donors who make annual contributions to the Anderson Fund of $2,500 or more as well as students and new alumni who donate at least $1,000. Dean’s Society donors provide the foundation of critical support for UCLA Anderson helping to sustain top-notch programs and provide support for many of the school’s endeavors that range from student fellowships and alumni programs to faculty recruitment and retention.

“We are very grateful for the Frieds’ continuing generosity, which encourages our donors to become engaged with UCLA Anderson,” said UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian. “The Frieds’ matching program enhances the impact of gifts from alumni and friends, and provides even added reasons to support UCLA Anderson.”

The Fried challenge is designed to match new Dean’s Society donations dollar for dollar. Student contributions to the Dean’s Society will be matched 2:1. In addition, any increases made by Dean’s Society members to their current gifts will also be matched.

“DeeDee and I believe strongly in the mission of UCLA Anderson,” said Joel Fried. “We want to ensure that future Anderson students have the same opportunities to learn, grow, and excel that I enjoyed during my time at the school.”

Joel Fried is president and director of PRIMECAP Management Company and co-executive officer and trustee of the PRIMECAP Odyssey Funds. Fried, along with two of his colleagues, was awarded the Domestic Equity Fund Manager of the Year Award by Morningstar.

Fried received his bachelor of science degree in economic systems/science from UCLA, and his MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He currently serves on the board of the UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance & Investments.

For more information on the Anderson Fund Challenge or the Dean’s Society visit or contact Dana DuBose at 310-206-0639.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
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