LEGACY BALL & CELEBRATE ucla
APRIL 21-22, 2006
WILSON PLAZA, UCLA
LEGACY BALL: To celebrate the success of Campaign UCLA, with $3.053 billion in gifts and pledges from more than 225,000 donors, UCLA hosted a black tie, art deco gala evening of dinner and dancing honoring its long history of philanthropy and significant gifts. Part of Friday's celebration was a ceremony dedicating, with a trumpet fanfare, the new Court of Philanthropy in Wilson Plaza . The court features a sloped limestone wall engraved with the names of donors who have given more than $1 million to UCLA since its founding. At the celebration, longtime volunteer and philanthropic leaders Bob Wilson '53 and his wife Marion '50 received the university's highest honor, the UCLA Medal.
CELEBRATE UCLA: Continuing the celebration of the $3 billion milestone of Campaign UCLA, donors to the campaign participated in a series of campus wide presentations, tours and performances that enabled them to experience the best of UCLA. With presentations ranging from healthcare to the environment to Baroque dance and costume, the multi-disciplinary experiences showcased the positive effect of their support on UCLA's mission of teaching, research and public service. That evening, guests gathered on Wilson Plaza for a multi-sensory evening of music, dance and festive food from around the world with a Carnaval theme, in honor of the exhibit Carnaval taking place at the Fowler Museum nearby. A stilt walker, costumed theater students, and salsa dancers entertained guests..