Women & Philanthropy members are making a powerful impact by endowing student scholarships throughout campus. This issue highlights two of these members who are helping to shape the future of UCLA scholars. Inside the newsletter, you'll learn how Dean/Vice Provost Emerita Judi Smith, a Women & Philanthropy member, is teaching the next generation of donors with a new course on philanthropy. You'll also meet two new members of UCLA's leadership team: Dr. Jody Heymann, dean of the Fielding School of Public Health, and Dr. Patricia Turner, dean and vice provost for undergraduate education.
Philanthropist and child advocate Karin Fielding shares the importance of making a difference and giving back, not only for herself but her family as well. Other stories include a profile of student body president Emily Resnick; a celebration of Margaret "Peggy" Bloomfield's five decades and 400-plus gifts in support of programs throughout UCLA; and a highlight of generational giving by mother-daughter donors Jill and Alison Chozen.
President Marianne Murphy describes what Women & Philanthropy has meant to her and what she hopes the group can achieve during her tenure. Inside: Learn more about two organizations that support parts of UCLA’s medical enterprise; the background and goals of the new law dean; and the generosity of Women & Philanthropy board member, Astrid Preston. Also, sadly, we say goodbye to two amazing women who each did so much in her own way to advance the university.
Operation Haiti blogs and videos add perspective to this issue’s feature on UCLA aid for Haitian earthquake victims. Also inside: Meet Dr. Gene Washington, the new vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine. Get an update on busy Women & Philanthropy members Tricia Grey and Rose Gilbert. And be inspired by Bruin athletic excellence in interviews with fellow member and women’s gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field and women’s basketball coach Nikki Caldwell.
Advancing excellence at UCLA is a common denominator among those featured in this issue, including alumna Rachel Robinson, recipient of the UCLA Medal, new deans Teri Schwartz and Victoria Sork, and fellow Women & Philanthropy members and philanthropic leaders Rica Orszag and Agi Hirschberg. Also inside: K-12 education innovation at the UCLA Community School.
Featuring a fresh look and new logo, this issue begins with a forward-looking conversation with Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Inside, learn about Bruin women leaders like White House staffer Camille Johnston and National Academy of Engineering scientist Deborah Estrin. Discover new student scholarships made possible by our members and milestone achievements for Bea Mandel and Phyllis Parvin.
In a frank interview, learn about Women & Philanthropy’s new president, Kathleen Flanagan, and her priorities and goals. Inside, find insightful articles on board members Rita Pynoos and Patty Boyle … how the Clinical Scholars Program works to solve community issues … and the Bruin heroes of the Beijing Olympics.
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center wouldn’t open for another year, but Nancy Reagan was among the dignitaries at its June 2007 dedication. This special issue features two distinctive parts of the new hospital: the Child Life/Child Development Services program at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and a surgical waiting room donated by Women & Philanthropy member Maddie Katz.
Women & Philanthropy’s 10th anniversary is cause for celebration! From bake sales to serious fundraising, members recall how far they’ve come. Inside, Marion Wilson talks about her most personal gift … faculty wife Louise Lucio fostered both philanthropy and community on campus … and sculptor Elaine Krown Klein follows her bliss by helping young artists.
On the cover, Women & Philanthropy founding member Joy Monkarsh recounts how the group gained respect, confidence and power through the years. Also, UCLA computer science Professor Deborah Estrin places sensors in the environment … board member Joanne Knopoff discusses her multiple roles on campus … and teen clothing store CEO Betsy McLaughlin looks for talent and creativity.