Professors Sherie and Donald Morrison pledge $15.4 million to UCLA

Friends and Supporters

Professors Sherie and Donald Morrison will make a donation to UCLA of real estate valued at $15.4 million. The deferred gift adds to the Morrisons’ decades of philanthropic support of the campus that has been their academic and professional home for more than 30 years.

The Morrisons’ donation will be shared equally among four areas: the UCLA College Division of Life Sciences, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Athletics and the UCLA Faculty Club.

“Sherie and Don Morrison have been outstanding supporters of UCLA, continuously demonstrating their belief in our university and their commitment to its success,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “Their remarkable legacy of giving will help shape UCLA’s future for generations to come.”

Sherie Morrison is a distinguished professor emerita and former chair of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in the UCLA College. Her research significantly advanced our understanding of how antibodies function. She holds numerous patents for antibody technology that serves as the basis for medicines used to treat autoimmune illnesses. Don Morrison is a professor emeritus of marketing and the former William E. Leonhard Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson.

In 2019, the Morrisons received the UCLA Medal, the highest honor the university bestows upon individuals.

Read more on UCLA Newsroom here.