“True philanthropy requires a disruptive mindset, innovative thinking and a philosophy driven by entrepreneurial insights and creative opportunities.”- Naveen Jain
As an entrepreneur himself, Naveen’s quote about philanthropy rings true to the power of giving and the Rady School mission. The Rady School was founded on philanthropy and continues to thrive because of the Rady donor family. Each January, we like to reflect on the past year at the Rady School through our Annual Impact Report. As you flip through the pages you will find the many successes of our growing school, centers, faculty, students and alumni. With this reflection of success, we also celebrate all the people who made it happen. Philanthropy contributes to more areas of the school than you may realize, and this is our way to share the impact that is produced when a gift is made to the Rady School.
$2.4 Million total support has been invested in 155 Rady Students
Fellowships are a way for donors to directly impact students by limiting their financial burdens to attend the Rady School. Most importantly, this support recruits students to attend Rady. Most students stated they would not have been able to attend the program without financial support. Thus, donations to private fellowships and the Fellowships for the Future Fund directly impact the caliber of students in the program and are vital to the success of our students and the school.
The Rady School is #1 in intellectual capital
This is a direct result from the Rady School’s success in recruiting world class faculty which is aided through philanthropic support. Without financial support for our faculty, the Rady School would not be as successful as we are today, achieving a #1 position in its first ranking by Businessweek.
Rady Alumni have had a $2 Billion impact in 2014
With nine alumni classes, we reflect and celebrate our many alumni’s accomplishments. Our alumni are doing some incredible things in our world, impacting thousands of people. These alumni were fellowship and programmatic recipients of philanthropy. The alumni are also the largest group of donors to Rady as many are giving back to the school to impact the next generation of Rady students.
We are truly grateful for our family of Rady donors who believe in the school’s mission and values, and who enable us to provide educational opportunities with profound impact. We hope you are inspired by the accomplishments the Rady community has made in 2014, made possible by the Rady Donor Family. Thank you.
For more information on alumni impact or past IMPACT reports, please see Rady’s IMPACT page.