Refer an MBA Candidate

Do you have a future Rady Alum candidate in mind? An extraordinary individual who embodies the Rady culture of innovation and intra/entrepreneurship? Tell the Rady Admissions folks! Email:

Invest in Rady

One of the most valuable assets of a top-ranked business school is its alumni network. The strength of the alumni community is a significant indication of a school's true brand strength in the marketplace. High alumni giving rates are the best proxy to assess both the satisfaction of graduates with their alma mater and the ultimate value of its alumni network. Investing in the Rady School is an investment in your degree.

Rady Alumni Loyalty Society

Introducing a new branch of the UCSD Alumni Loyalty Program for Rady School alumni– the Rady Alumni Loyalty Society!

  • Rady alumni who make annual gifts of $500 to the Rady Alumni Fund will be recognized as Benefactors of the Loyalty Society.
  • All Benefactors will receive Perks and Privileges and Passport Unlimited benefits for at least one year.
  • These gifts will be evenly distributed between the Rady Alumni Fund and the UCSD Alumni Benefactor Endowment.
  • Gifts for the Rady Alumni Loyalty Society are also eligible for the Dean’s Match Challenge!

Click here to join the Society today!

Dean’s Match Challenge

From January to May 2014, Rady School alumni contributed over $10,000 through the Dean's Match Challenge!

The Dean's Match Challenge was launched in January 2014 as a challenge to Rady School alumni. All contributions made by alumni to the Rady School were matched by Dean Sullivan with a contribution to the Rady Alumni Fund. The Rady Alumni Fund supports programs and activities that Fund and greatly appreciate your partnership in building the Rady Alumni Network.

Thank you to all our alumni donors - whether you made your gift as part of the Challenge or not, your contributions are critical to our long term sustainment and viability.


There are five funds from which you can chose to contribute:

Rady Alumni Fund

Supporting the Rady Alumni Fund provides the opportunity to further the Rady Alumni Association's mission in building lifelong personal and professional relationships among alumni, students, the Rady School and business leaders through connection, community and contribution. Your contribution will help create dynamic networking events, support additional alumni programming and enhance corporate outreach, which benefits all Rady alumni.
Invest in the Rady Alumni Fund.

For gifts $500+, Join the Loyalty Society!

Fellowships for the Future

Since its founding, the Rady School has been guided by visionary leadership.  “Fellowships for the Future” is an endowment fund created to provide critical financial support to graduate students at the Rady School of Management.  Endowed fellowships are permanent funds that earn annual interest income.  Each year, this income is used to support exceptional scholars in their MBA program.  Since the principal is never expended, the endowment remains in perpetuity.  Help unlock the talent in future MBAs who would otherwise not be able to attend the Rady School due to financial circumstances by making a gift today.  An investment in fellowships helps strengthen your future alumni network.
Invest in Fellowships for the Future.

Dean's Discretionary Fund

The Dean's Discretionary Fund provides a unique opportunity to help shape the future of business education and produce the leaders and managers of tomorrow. Your investment will provide the flexible funding the school needs to implement innovative ideas, meet its highest priority needs, recruit the nation's top faculty, respond quickly to emerging opportunities and invest in areas of the highest potential.
Invest in Dean's Discretionary Fund.

Rady Venture Fund

The Rady Venture Fund, a student-assisted venture capital investment fund, was established to support the school's educational objectives in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and transfer of discoveries into the marketplace. Its goal is to provide a unique, hands-on learning experience by allowing students to work with investment industry leaders to enhance student education and deploy investment capital to assist in the creation of successful companies. The fund seeks to invest in seed to early stage companies preferably located in San Diego or Southern California.
Invest in the Rady Venture Fund.


StartR is a non-profit accelerator program for Rady School MBA students and alumni funded 100% by philanthropy.  The program runs a six-month semester twice a year, with six companies or teams selected per each program. StartR focuses on hands-on company development and mentorship, and strives to provide entrepreneurs with the training and resources to be successful in their endeavors. Contributions at all levels support the program’s operations and the entrepreneurial leaders participating each semester. Your help will not only make an impact on students at the Rady School and UC San Diego, but contribute to building a sustainable economy in San Diego and beyond. Invest in StartR.
Invest in StartR.

Employer Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that can double or even triple charitable contributions made by their employees.

Use UC San Diego's searchable database to see if your employer is a participating company. If your company is eligible, please request a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign it, then send it to the address below. We'll do the rest.

Rady Alumni Association
9500 Gilman Dr., #0533
La Jolla, CA 92093-0553

If you have questions, please contact or call 858-534-3620.

** The UC San Diego Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Your gift qualifies for tax-deduction in accordance with IRS regulations during the calendar year that you make your gift. You will receive a gift receipt for your files. Please consult your tax professional for more information.