Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker
Courtesy of the Pritzkers
A GIFT WITH LASTING IMPACT
In January 2020, UCLA received a $30 million commitment from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support a major renovation of the building, which was renamed Pritzker Hall in recognition of the Pritzkers’ generosity.
Of the total amount, $10 million created the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Endowment for Excellence in the Department of Psychology, providing ongoing faculty and student support and funding infrastructure needs.
At the time, Tony Pritzker said, “We have tremendous confidence in UCLA, as a public university, to move society and the world forward, which is why we invest our time and resources there. We are pleased to build upon our foundation’s earlier commitments to UCLA, while strengthening the extraordinary reputation that the psychology department’s research and scholarship have rightfully earned.”
Tony Pritzker served as co-chair of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which raised a record $5.49 billion. The psychology donation bookends the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation’s Centennial Campaign giving to the UCLA College; the foundation also gave $15 million to the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability in 2013, before the campaign’s public launch. Its total giving to UCLA, which also includes major gifts to athletics, law, medicine, neuroscience, education, public policy and programs to support foster youth on campus, now stands at just under $100 million.