Meet our Founding Donors

The Rady School of Management has received extraordinary community support. To date, more than $90 million has been raised for the school. We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the many students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends whose generosity continues to strengthen the Rady School’s impact, both locally and nationally.

The Rady School has achieved its present level of excellence thanks to the generosity of visionary leaders who made founding investments in the school. We are grateful for the support of these friends and corporate partners who have stood behind the school’s mission since its inception and who continue to invest in its growth.


Founding Donors

“I believe in the core strengths and mission of the University of California, San Diego. My investment in the business school will ensure that these academic strengths are infused in the community and throughout the globe, as the Rady School produces ethical and visionary leaders to shape a new economy.”

Evelyn and Ernest Rady — The Rady Family Foundation


“We are looking forward to the Rady School of Management setting a new standard of training and education for the next generation of science and technology entrepreneurs.”

Betty and J. Robert Beyster


“We are confident that this school will shape the next generation of local and international leaders, who will exemplify entrepreneurial spirit, intelligent management and ethical business practice.”

Tanya and Charles Brandes


“As stakeholders in San Diego and the greater global business community, we know the Rady School will shape the future leaders of business and industry locally, nationally and globally. This infusion of leadership will keep the San Diego economy vibrant and a focal point for world trade and economic development. Rady School graduates will create partnerships not only with our neighbors to the south, but open doors throughout the world. We are proud to support this school and the university. ”

Roberta and Malin Burnham


“Ethical and visionary leadership will shape the destiny of San Diego. Our investment in the school is an investment in the future of San Diego.”

Pauline and Stanley Foster


“We believe that the Rady School of Management will strengthen the San Diego community as it graduates leaders who will not only have strong understanding of engineering, science and technology, but have the ability to create and lead the companies of the future. Our support through establishing joint chairs between the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management will assure collaboration in perpetuity.”

Joan and Irwin Jacobs


“We are honored to help recognize Bill Otterson’s profound contribution to creating the new San Diego. We trust that the Rady School will build upon Bill’s legacy.”

Carol and William Stensrud


“Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of higher education and is proud to invest in the future of San Diego.”

Wells Fargo Foundation

We appreciate your support. If you have any questions, please contact us at 858.822.0370 or development@rady.ucsd.edu. Please click the “Give Now” icon to access our secure online giving page.