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Susan and Henry Samueli: A Legacy of Giving

Making an imprint at UCI

For nearly 20 years, Henry and Susan Samueli have played a major role in UCI’s growth, and their $200 million pledge for the health sciences is merely a capstone to their commitment to philanthropy. Through generous gifts by their foundation and other holdings, the Samuelis have previously donated more than $70 million to UCI.

Innovation through integrative health

The University of California, Irvine today announced the largest gift in its history: $200 million from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime campus supporters, to name a first-of-its-kind College of Health Sciences focused on interdisciplinary integrative health. The far-reaching donationthe seventh-largest to a single public universitypositions UCI as a bold, new leader in population health, patient care, education and research. Construction on the state-of-the-art Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Building began in February 2020.

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Converged science

Their legacy of giving can be seen across campus, especially at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, which will benefit from a $30 million gift from the Samueli Foundation to help fund a state-of-the-art convergent science building, expanding UCI’s ability to conduct large-scale, collaborative and cross-disciplinary research in engineeringcomputing and physical sciences.

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