‘Living the Promise’ Campaign Kick-off Set for Oct. 13

A week of events launches the comprehensive fundraising campaign

Living the Promise: The Campaign for the University of California, Riverside. ucr file

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A week of celebrations open to the campus community will launch the public phase of a multimillion-dollar comprehensive fundraising campaign that will end in 2020.

The launch of “Living the Promise: The Campaign for UC Riverside” is a historic moment for the campus, which has gained widespread recognition for the research, teaching, and public service of its faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends.

The knowledge created at UCR is vast: from air quality to public policy, from community-based medicine to regional economic development, the arts to engineering, plant genomics to biomaterials, and humanities to management.

A series of events for the campus and community include:

  • Thursday, Oct. 13: Campus campaign kick-off; noon at UCR’s bell tower. This includes food, t-shirts, and activities.
  • Friday, Oct. 14: Living the Promise symposia launch; 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Highlander Union Building (HUB) 302.
  • Saturday, Oct. 15: Campaign Launch Evening Under the Stars (this event is by invitation)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25: Living the Promise in Orange County; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Center Club in Costa Mesa
  • Thursday, Nov. 10: Living the Promise symposium: Social innovation and empowerment; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Highlander Union Building (HUB) 302

For a complete list of events, visit campaign.ucr.edu.


A week of events will launch the Living the Promise campaign for UC Riverside

The fundraising initiative is co-chaired by longtime UCR and community supporters Thomas T. Haider, M.D., president and CEO of the Haider Spine Center, and S. Sue Johnson, former UC Regent and chair of the board that oversees the University of California system.

The campus will seek funding for student support, faculty research, and infrastructure. In addition to focused efforts within seven colleges and schools, the library system, and intercollegiate athletics, UCR will focus on six key themes that it is designating, “Solutions That Change Lives.”

The goals support the campus strategic plan outlined in UCR 2020:

  • Social Innovation and Empowerment
  • New Voices and Visions
  • Health and Wellness
  • From Genomics to Harvest
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Renewable Nature

For a complete list of events, visit campaign.ucr.edu.

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