UCLA honors Tony Pritzker with Fiat Lux Award

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Tony Pritzker’s philanthropic support and visionary leadership have improved the physical landscape of the UCLA campus, empowered students and faculty, enhanced the reach of both science and art, and broadened Bruin horizons in countless ways.

In celebration of his distinguished service, Pritzker was presented with the Fiat Lux Award, one of UCLA’s highest honors, at an Oct. 11 event at Pauley Pavilion that paid tribute to his remarkable, far-ranging Bruin legacy.

“I’m deeply honored tonight to welcome all of you to a celebration and recognition of the visionary leader, tireless force for good, honorary Bruin and very dear friend Tony Pritzker,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in his introduction. “Tony believes in the power and promise of our university and has greatly placed UCLA on a strong foundation as our second century gets underway … Tony, from the bottom of my heart: Thank you for your many contributions, boundless energy, wonderful ideas, wise counsel and extraordinary effect on our campus.”

Pritzker has provided direct leadership to UCLA by serving as a board member for the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Hammer Museum, as well as co-chairing UCLA’s Centennial Campaign, which raised nearly $5.5 billion between 2014 and 2019 in one of the most ambitious fundraising efforts ever undertaken by a public university.

Read more on UCLA Newsroom here.