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Karen and Jeff Silberman Chancellor’s Associates Inspiration Challenge II

Karen and Jeff Silberman have generously established the Chancellor’s Associates Inspiration Challenge II to spur additional support for UC San Diego’s incredible students as they embark on their higher education journeys. Through the Challenge, eligible Chancellor’s Associates gifts will receive a special 1:1 match, up to $667,000. Eligible Gifts include:

  • Upgraded renewal gifts from current Chancellor’s Associates
  • Gifts of $2,500+ from new or former Chancellor’s Associates 
  • Multi-year commitments of $2,500 or more*

    *Two-year or four-year commitment of $5,000 every year, with matching support, fund a named current-use Chancellor's Associates Scholarship. Contact for more information.


You now have the option to designate your Chancellor’s Associates gift to an academic division, impacting the lives of scholars across campus. Give now to support Chancellor's Associates Scholars in:

general (where my gift is needed most)
        Arts and Humanities         
         Biological Sciences          
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
Jacobs School of Engineering
            Physical Sciences           
Scripps institution of oceanography
              social sciences             
wertheim school of public health

Chancellor's Associates Giving Levels

Visionary Circle $25,000 or more       
Nobel Circle      $10,000–$24,999  
Fellow's Circle  $5,000–$9,999   
Scholar's Circle  $2,500–$4,999   
GOLD (Class of 2012-2016) $1,000*
GOLD (Class of 2017-2021)  $500* 

  *Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Match

If you’ve graduated from UC San Diego within the last ten years, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar and qualify you to join our program with double the impact (i.e. if you are Class of 2017, you can give $250, receive the $250 match, and join Chancellor’s Associates at the $500 level!). For more information, please click here.

Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Challenge

The  Chancellor’s Scholarship and Fellowship Challenge, announced in February 2021 by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, provides a $1 match per $2 of gift up to $5,000,000 for eligible gifts to undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and health-related professional school scholarships through the close of the Campaign for UC San Diego on June 30, 2022.

Timmons/Sandstrom Chancellor's Associates Endowment Challenge

Endowed gifts to create new named Chancellor’s Associates Scholarships are eligible for the Chancellor’s Associates Endowment Challenge — a special match of $1 per $4 of gift up to $1,000,000 that, together with the Chancellor’s Scholarship Challenge Match, will create endowment gifts of $125,000 or $250,000.

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