A Transformative Reinvestment in UCLA from the Samueli Foundation

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Chancellor Block sent the following message to the UCLA campus community.

I am thrilled to announce a transformative reinvestment in our future by longtime supporters Susan and Henry Samueli ’75, M.S. ’76, Ph.D. ’80. This extraordinary couple has made a $100 million gift — fittingly, just weeks after we launched UCLA’s 100th anniversary celebration — to further support the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, which was named to honor one of their previous gifts.

This inspiring show of support will allow UCLA Samueli to increase its faculty by more than 100 new members and its student population by approximately 1,000 by 2028. The Samuelis’ gift — the largest in the school’s history — will also advance research in areas ranging from clean water to cancer treatment so that all who graduate from and conduct research at UCLA Samueli remain uniquely positioned to tackle the world’s biggest challenges.

I invite you to learn more about their latest gift at UCLA Newsroom.

As we reflect on UCLA’s first century and look ahead to the next, philanthropy has played a crucial role in fulfilling the university’s mission of education, research and service. Thanks to supporters like Henry and Susan Samueli, UCLA will continue to provide opportunity and make groundbreaking discoveries well into our next century.

  • Gene D. BlockChancellor