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The Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge


Endowments provide steadfast resources for our scholars, ensuring our awards will be fully funded as our program expands, and this year, there is an exciting new motivation to give, thanks to the Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge — a $1 million match opportunity created through the extraordinary generosity of our council chair, Sandy Timmons ’81, and her husband, Rick Sandstrom ’72, MS ’76, PhD ’79, who have been supporters of UC San Diego for nearly three decades. The first of its kind at Chancellor’s Associates, this exceptional initiative gives your qualifying endowment gift 25% more impact!

Taking to heart the phrase “ability is random — access is not,” Sandy and Rick founded the Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge as a means of providing long-range support for our Chancellor’s Associates Scholars and encouraging us all to stretch our philanthropic wings. Their gift offers a 1-to-4 match basis for new endowed scholarships and presents unique incentives for contributors:

  • With an eligible contribution (a minimum of $100,000, pledged up to five years), you generate a named scholarship and will be immediately linked with a named scholar in perpetuity, bringing unrivaled personal engagement with our learners.
  • With your endowment pledge, you will forever be recognized as a Chancellor’s Associate in appreciation for the amplitude you bring to campus initiatives.
  • Your gift will reinforce our scholarship fund now and in the decades ahead, advancing us toward our goal of sustaining 800 students. 

Now is the perfect time to establish your enduring legacy at UC San Diego and give the gift of education to generations of scholars to come! To find our more, please call (858) 822-2540.