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Moving “Boldly Forward”

September 14, 2022

Re: Moving “Boldly Forward”

To: Faculty and Staff

Sept. 14, 2022


Dear Colleagues,


I am excited to announce UC Merced’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, “Boldly Forward: The Campaign for UC Merced.” In concert with our first strategic plan and our new “first. further. forward.” branding initiative, Boldly Forward will elevate everything we do at UC Merced by raising $100 million by 2030.


We recently recorded our most successful three-year fundraising period ever in the university’s history, including a transformational gift from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett. We will continue to build on the unprecedented momentum as we head into our Boldy Forward campaign. To learn more about this bold step for UC Merced, read today’s news story announcing the launch of Boldly Forward, and visit the campaign website to learn more about the three pillars encompassing the campaign’s funding priorities.


We are planning a series of events during the fall to celebrate this momentous occasion, including a donor kickoff event in late October, and a staff and faculty event in November.


Let's move Boldly Forward by continuing our work together to build UC Merced's future. Thank you for everything you do for our university.


Fiat Lux,


Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Ph.D.


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