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$100-Million Gift to UCLA Will Benefit Public Affairs and Engagement

The University of California at Los Angeles said today it had received a $100-million gift from longtime benefactors that it would use to bolster its School of Public Affairs and to build a residential conference center devoted to dialogue between scholars, government and business leaders, and the public. The donors are Meyer and Renee Luskin, who are both UCLA alumni and frequent donors. Mr. Luskin is chairman and chief executive of Scope Industries, but he said he had needed a tiny scholarship—just $30—to complete his undergraduate studies, which had been interrupted by military service during the Second World War. The gift will be equally divided between the public-affairs school and the conference center.

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