Environmental solutions need a holistic approach that tackle challenges on local and global scales.
The Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Foundation bolsters the institute’s transdisciplinary strengths and hands-on approach through several endowments that support faculty chairs, research centers, and the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Foundation co-founder, Tony Prtizker, also sits on the institute’s advisory board, where his thirty-plus years of experience in asset management and middle-market manufacturing translates to actionable insights.
The Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award
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Pritzker's $20 million gift to UCLA targets environment and other societal challenges
The charitable foundation of Los Angeles philanthropists Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker has donated $20 million to UCLA to create several endowments, largely to support environmental and sustainability research aimed at helping Los Angeles and cities around the globe confront 21st century challenges.
The gift also provides an endowment for grants to UCLA students who are or were in foster care. The remainder of the transformative donation goes to UCLA's Hammer Museum, in support of expanded arts programs for children and families.
What began as a teachers college in downtown Los Angeles grew into one of the world’s greatest universities. An engine of social mobility. A catylist for progress and profound insights once beyond our reach. For 100 years, leading the way toward a better tomorrow.
The Tony & Jeanne Pritzker Foundation is providing leadership to UCLA’s Centennial Campaign, the major fundraising effort in advance of the university’s 100th anniversary in 2019.