The University of La Verne received a $2 million donation from regional real estate developer and philanthropist Randall Lewis for the establishment of the Randall Lewis Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Impact, which will focus on economic development and opportunities for ULV and the surrounding communities.
The University of La Verne took the annual Scholarship Gala – traditionally a black tie dinner event – to a virtual realm this year, and still raised $605,000 in donations for the scholarship fund, exceeding the goal of $100,000 for Saturday’s event.
The University of La Verne swim and dive team hosted a bake sale fundraiser for Andrew Tompkins, a former ULV diver who after he battled and defeated osteosarcoma cancer in 2018, learned recently that the cancer returned, this time as stage IV metastatic osteosarcoma.
Donations from Trustees, alumni, students and other supporters of the University helped raise $907,000 at the annual Scholarship Gala, Saturday in the Sheraton Fairplex conference hall.
The night kicked off with a reception where select students, and guests mingled and snacked on hors d’oeuvres.
The University of La Verne has reached its “2020 Strategic Vision” fundraising goal of a $100 million endowment. But fundraising efforts have not offset the financial problems caused by the sudden dip in enrollments this academic year at the tuition dependent University.
Following the ongoing battle with an expired contract and a fight for higher wages, University of La Verne Bon Appétit workers joined together on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to confront University administration and delegate their needs.
A live oak tree fell in Sneaky Park on Wednesday morning, taking a city light pole with it. This is the third historic live oak to fall on the University of La Verne campus since January due to heavy winter rainstorms.