THIS $2 BILLION comprehensive
fundraising effort is our university’s
most ambitious endeavor to date.
We’re at a point in our history that
calls for that kind of ambition—the
time to stand up, to be bold, and to
make the case to support our ideals
and our work for the world. The time
is now—not just for our university, but
for us as alumni as well.
Why is this the right time? There are
three reasons, which make up the
central priorities of the Campaign:
The first is students—enriching
their experience and ensuring that
education is accessible and affordable
for all. Our university is developing
and fostering the next generation
of disruptors, the next generation of
innovators, the next generation of
thought leaders. We’re teaching our
students to take a nontraditional
approach to problems and develop
collaborative solutions… “breaking
things better” as we like to say.
That’s the kind of education we
received, and it’s what UC San Diego
gives to our future. It’s a public education to be proud of, and it needs the
support of those who received it.
The second is our campus, and the
enhancements needed to better meet
the living and learning needs of our
students and the research needs of
our faculty and staff. In transforming
our campus, we also aim to deepen
our engagement with the community
and make our cultural, academic
and social experiences more widely
available, so that the greater community knows the phenomenal wonder
and intellectual stimulation that
you and I know lives at the heart
of our campus.
And the third is continuing to spark
unique research collaborations that
can only happen here, driving
innovative solutions and converting
discovery into impact. Put simply:
the world is a better place because
UC San Diego exists. It’s one of the
greatest public investments on the
planet, encouraging understanding
and making our world more sustainable and livable. Our alma mater is a
powerhouse of experimentation and
one-of-a-kind assets—of students,
teachers and healers all coming
together to continue our longstanding
legacy of pursuing the greater good in
a nonconventional fashion.
As alumni, we’re a part of this
legacy. And we must be the ones who
push and drive this work into the
future. The success of the Campaign
for UC San Diego relies on alumni
spreading the word and broadcasting
the achievements of UC San Diego,
by evangelizing and introducing the
university to those who may not know.
Because the achievements of UC
San Diego are your achievements.
And who else can better tell the world
what our university has to offer than
the sharpened minds and pioneering
spirits it has already produced?
Now is the time for UC San Diego—
and for us as alumni. The future of
our university and the futures of
students who walk in our path
depends on us. Learn more about the
Campaign for UC San Diego and how
you can become involved at
With Triton pride,
Ken Kroner, PhD ’88
Chair, International Leadership Committee
The Campaign for UC San Diego
Hi, I’m Ken.
And as a proud alumnus of UC San Diego, I’m honored to serve as Chair of the International
Leadership Committee for the Campaign for UC San Diego.